B.S. in biological sciences, 2004

Fudan University, China

Ph.D. in drug design, 2009

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Rutgers University, 2009-2015 

Richard Ebright Lab @ Waksman Institute of Microbiology ​

Yu Zhang

Principal Investigator

CAS Laboratory of Synthetic Biology

CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences


Contact Info



Principal Investigator, 2015-present

Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, CAS


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National Natural Science Foundation of China

2019-2022; The general program; 31870047

2017-2020; The General program;31670067

2019-2021; The Excellent Young Scholars; 31822001

CAS Sciences Strategic Priority Research Program

2018-2022; XDB29020000

CAS Leading Science Key Research Program

2016-2019; QYZDB-SSW-SMC005

National Key Research and Development Program of China   
2018-2022: 2018YFA0900701

National Key Research and Development Program of China

2020-2024: 2020YFA0907900