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Jie Zhu

Basic Information

Personal Website:
Lab office:
Miller Plant Sciences Bldg. Rm. 1602
Lab phone:
706-542-0469
Research Interests:

My research focuses on the effector proteins that plant pathogens secrete to manipulate host cells. Effector genes are specifically induced in planta, though the mechanism by which this occurs remains a mystery. To study this, I employ cell biology and molecular genetic approaches to investigate how effector genes (PWL2, BAS4, etc.) are expressed and regulated during blast infection of rice. My goal is to advance our understanding of effector biology and utilize this knowledge to control blast disease.

Selected Publications:

Events featuring Jie Zhu

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Contact whitney.miller@uga.edu for Zoom information

Major Professor


Chang Hyun Khang

Faculty: Associate Professor of Plant Biology

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