Name:Jian-Zhong Huang 
Title:Associate Professors 
Address:Institute of Nuclear-Agricultural Science, Huajiachi Campus, Zhejiang University, Kaixuan Road 268, Hangzhou 310029, China 
TEL:+86 571 86971700 ; +86 571 86971421 (Fax)

Research Interests

As a member of the molecular crop breeding group, my research will ultimately serve the goal of breeding new varieties and creating new material for crops (especially rice). The major focus is on plant stress (radiation, extreme temperatures, light, etc.) tolerance physiology and molecular genetics. Current projects include: physiology and molecular genetics of temperature-sensitive genic male sterility (TGMS) rice; molecular biology and physiological characteristics of heat-tolerant rice; retrograde signaling in coordinating the expression of plastid and nuclear genomes.



              Ph.D (Agro-biophysics), 1992, ZhejiangAgriculturalUniversity

              M.Sc (Plant Physiology), 1989,ZhejiangAgricultural University    

              B. Sc (Biochemistry), 1984,HangzhouUniversity



Professional Experience

               Assoc. Professor (1992-date)ZhejiangUniversity

               Visiting Assoc. Professor (1998.11-2000.11) NC State Uni & USDA plant research

               Visiting Postdoc Fellow (1997.6-1998.7) U.C. Berkeley, Dept. Plant & Microb Biol




        1. Li W-X, Huang J-Z, Zhao H-J, Tan Y-Y, Cui H-R, Poirier Y, Shu Q-Y*(2014) Production of low phytic acid rice by hairpin RNA- and artificial microRNA-mediated silencing of OsMIK in seeds. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture (accepted)

        2. Zhang H-L, Huang J-Z*, Chen X-Y, Tan Y-Y, Shu Q-Y* (2014) Competitive amplification of differentially melting amplicons facilitates efficient genotyping of photoperiod- and temperature-sensitive genic male sterility in rice. Molecular Breeding (accepted)

        3. Zhang H-L, Huang J-Z, Liu Q-L, Nawaz Z, Lu H-P, Gong J-Y, Zhu Y-J, Yan W, Shu Q-Y* (2014) Characterization of an RNase Z nonsense mutation identified exclusively in environment-conditioned genic male sterile rice. Molecular Breeding (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s11032-014-0051-1

        4. Fan J, Shi M, Huang J-Z*, Xu J, Wang Z-D, Guo D-P* (2014) Regulation of photosynthetic performance and antioxidant capacity by 60Co γ-irradiation in Zizania latifolia plants. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 129: 33-42

        5. Deng J-P, Shi M, Huang J-Z*, Guo D-P, Hu Z-L (2013) Effects of different altitudes on growth and culm-swelling of Zizania caduciflora (Turcz.)Hand.-Mazz.     Chinavegetables (12): 88-93

        6. Yan N, Xu XF, Wang ZD, Huang JZ, Guo DP* (2013) Interactive effects of temperature and light intensity on photosynthesis and antioxidant enzyme activity in Zizania latifolia Turcz. plants. Photosynthetica 51: 127-138

        7. Wang Q-Z, Fu H-W, Huang J-Z, Zhao H-J, Li Y-F, Zhang B, Shu Q-Y* (2012) Generation and characterization of bentazon susceptible mutants of commercial male sterile lines and evaluation of their utility in hybrid rice production. Field Crops Research 137: 12-18

        8. Liu W, Huang J-Z*, Guo D-P, Chen Zi-Y (2011) Oxidative stress during stem enlargement of Zizania latifolia Turcz. Journal of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences 25: 824-827

        9Wang HY, Huang J-Z, YE QF*Wu DX, Chen ZY (2009) Modified accumulation of selected heavy metals in Bt transgenic rice. Journal of Environmental Sciences 21: 1607–1612

        10Zhu Q-SHuang J-Z*, Zhou Y, Ye Q-F, Xu B-J, Chen Z-Y (2009) Herbicide-induced oxidative stress in seedlings of two rice cultivars with different chilling toleranceJournal of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences 23: 145-149

        11. Zhang Q, Huang J-Z*, Yang Z-M, Zhu Q-S, Ye Q-F*, Lu L*, Xu B-J, Chen Z-Y (2008) Preliminary study on metabolism of pyribambenz-propyl by wheat microsomes. Journal of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences 22: 84-87

        12. Huang J-Z, Hardin SC,HuberSC* (2001) Identification of a novel phosphorylation motif for CDPKs: Phosphorylation of synthetic peptides lacking basic residues at P-3/P-4. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 393: 61-66

 13. Huang J-Z*, Huber SC (2001) Phosphorylation of synthetic peptides by a CDPK and plant SNF1-related protein kinase. Influence of proline and basic amino acid residues at selected positions. Plant and Cell Physiology 42: 1079-1087