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Zheng-Hua Ye

Plant Biology
Miller Plant Sciences, Rm 3604
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Miller Plant Sciences, Rm 3607
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My research interests center on uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying the biosynthesis of secondary cell walls and the transcriptional regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis in plants.

  • Elucidating the biochemical mechanisms controlling secondary wall biosynthesis in plants, DOE.
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Ph.D Plant Cell and Molecular Genetics, Washington University 1994

Of note:

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Highly Cited Researcher selected by Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters (ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field [Plant and Animal Science]; (

2020: Inventor of the Year award.

Articles Featuring Zheng-Hua Ye

Dr. Zheng-Hua Ye was recently featured in a UGA Research news article about his team's discovery of an alfalfa lignin rewiring trait and the patent of HarvExtra® Alfalfa.

Congratulations to Dr. Ye for being awarded Inventor of the Year in 2020!

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