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E-mail: weizhang@sdu.edu.cn
Title: Professor


Ph.D: 1999/09-2005/10. College of Biology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P. R. China.

Bachelor: 1993/09-1997/06. Biology Department, Qufu Normal University, Shandong, P. R. China


2009/06-current: Professor, College of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province, P. R. China

2005/10-2009/06: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biology Department, Pennsylvania State Univeristy, PA. USA

1997/06-1999/09: Teacher, 9th Middle School of Zaozhuang, Shandong Province, P. R. China


1. Guard Cell Signaling

2. Plant Environment Interaction

3. Plant Cell Transmembrane Ion Trafficking


1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (31170236 and 31271506 to WZ).

2. The key special project ‘Breeding and Cultivation of Novel GM varieties’ (2014ZX08009-022B) to WZ.

3. Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-13-0354).

4. The Shandong Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2014JQE27047) to WZ.


1. Chunlong Li, Mei Wang, Xiao-Meng Wu, Dong-Hua Chen, Hong-Jun Lv, Jian-Lin Shen, Zhu Qiao, and Wei Zhang*. (2016). THI1, a Thiamine Thiazole Synthase, Interacts with Ca2+-dependent Protein Kinase CPK33 and Modulates the S-type Anion Channels and Stomatal Closure in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 170( 2), 1090-1104.

2. Shuang-Shuang Wang, Wen-Zhu Diao, Xue Yang, Zhu Qiao, Mei Wang, Biswa R. Acharya, Wei Zhang*. (2015). Arabidopsis thaliana CML25 mediates the Ca2+ regulation of K+ transmembrane trafficking during pollen germination and tube elongation. Plant Cell & Environment. 38(11), 2372–2386.

3. Shijuan Liu, Huiqing Chen, Xiulan Li, Wei Zhang* (2016). A low-temperature-responsive element involved in the regulation of the Arabidopsis thaliana At1g71850/At1g71860 divergent gene pair. Plant Cell Reports. 35(8), 1757–1767.

4. Zhu Qiao, Chun-Long Li, and Wei Zhang* (2016). WRKY1 regulates stomatal movement in drought-stressed Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology. 91(1), 53-65.

5. Shi-Juan Liu, Qiu-Juan Yue, and Wei Zhang*. (2015). Structural and functional analysis of an asymmetric bidirectional promoter in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 57(2), 162-170. (*Correspondence author).

6. Shuguo Hou, Xin Wang, Donghua Chen, Xue Yang, Mei Wang, David Turrà, Antonio Di Pietro, and Wei Zhang*. (2014). The secreted peptide PIP1 amplifies immunity through receptor-like kinase 7. Plos Pathogens. 10(9): e1004331.

7. Xue Yang, Shuang-Shuang Wang, Mei Wang, Zhu Qiao, Chan-Chan Bao, and Wei Zhang*. (2014). The Arabidopsis thaliana calmodulin-like protein CML24 regulates pollen tube growth by modulating the actin cytoskeleton and controlling the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration. Plant Molecular Biology. 86(3),225-236.

8. Chun-Long Li, Mei Wang, Xiao-Yan Ma, and Wei Zhang*. (2014). NRGA1, a putative mitochondrial pyruvate carrier, mediates ABA regulation of guard cell ion channels and drought stress responses in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant. 7 (10): 1508-1521.

9. Dong-Hua Chen, Biswa R. Acharya, Wei Liu, and Wei Zhang*. (2013). Interaction between calcium and actin in guard cell and pollen signaling networks. Plants. 2, 615-634. (* Correspondence author).

10. Biswa R. Acharya, Byeong Wook Jeon, Wei Zhang* and Sarah M. Assmann. (2013). Open Stomata 1 (OST1) is limiting in abscisic acid responses of Arabidopsis guard cells. New Phytologist. 200:1049-1063.

11. Li-Na Zhao, Li-Ke Shen, Wen-Zheng Zhang, Wei Zhang*, Yi Wang, and Wei-Hua Wu (2013) Ca2+-dependent protein kinase11 and 24 modulate the activity of the inward rectifying K+ channels in Arabidopsis pollen tubes. Plant Cell. 25:649-661. (* Joint first author)

12. Dong-Hua Chen, Mei Wang, Hong-Gang Wang, Wei Zhang *. (2012) A type of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel on Vicia faba guard cell plasma membrane outwardly permeates K+. Protoplasma. 249:699-708. (* Correspondence author).


1. The Shandong Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar, 2014

2. New Century Excellent Talent, 2013

3. Qilu Youth Scholar, 2009

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