Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho, USA
Dr. Zonglie Hong obtained his B.Sc. degree in Agronomy from Fujian Agricultural University, China, M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. degrees from University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He conducted postdoctoral research in molecular, cell and developmental biologyin the Ohio State University. He is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Idaho. He also serves as a Principle Investigator in the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, the Scripps Research Institute, and a Participating Faculty in the Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University and the University of Idaho. He supervises research work of MSc and PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. He has edited a monograph book entitle “Cell Division Control in Plants” and published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Zonglie Hong’s research interests include nitrogen metabolism, amino acid biosynthesis, nodule organogenesis, cell division and cytokinesis, flower and seed development, stress tolerance, and cell wall biosynthesis. His recent work has been focused on callose biosynthesis, nodule development, and grain quality improvement. Model plants including Arabidopsisthaliana (mouse-ear cress), Oryza sativa (rice) and Lotus japonicus as well as other agriculture-relevant crops, such as wheat (Triticumaestivum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) are used in the Hong laboratory.