Zhang Heng

  • Tel: +86-021
  • Email: zhangheng82@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Address: Room 2-401
  • Lab Web: http://hengzhanglab.github.io
  • My main research interests are the evolution and mechanism of plant abiotic stress response, as detailed in the lab webpage. We are always looking for talented postdocs and doctoral and master's students, welcome to contact us!

Education and Research Experience

  • 1999.9-2003.7, BS, School of Life Sciences, Peking University
  • 2003.8-2009.8, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University
  • 2009.9-2011.12, Postdoc, School of Agronomy, Purdue University
  • 2012.1-2014.5, Junior Group Leader, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2014.6-2020.3, Principal Investigator, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2020.4-2023.2, Principal Investigator, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2023.3 till now, Principal Investigator, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Selected Publications

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    Zhang H*, Gong Z*, Zhu JK* (2022) Active DNA demethylation in plants: 20 years of discovery and beyond. J Integr Plant Biol 64(12):2217-2239.


    Zhu S#, Gu J#, Yao J, Li Y, Zhang Z, Xia W, Wang Z, Gui X, Li L, Li D, Zhang H*, Liu C* (2022) Liquid-liquid phase separation of RBGD2/4 is required for heat stress resistance in Arabidopsis. Dev Cell 57(5):1-15.


    Guo J#, Chai X, Mei Y, Du J, Du H, Shi H, Zhu JK, Zhang H* (2022) Acetylproteomics analyses reveal critical features of lysine-ε-acetylation in Arabidopsis and a role of 14-3-3 protein acetylation in alkaline response. Stress Biology 2:1.


    Zhang H#*, Zhao Y, Zhu JK* (2020) Thriving under stress: how plants balance growth and the stress response. Dev Cell 55:529-543.


    Zou C#, Li L, Miki D, Li D, Tang Q, Xiao L, Rajput S, Deng P, Peng L, Jia W, Huang R, Zhang M, Sun Y, Hu J, Fu X, Schnable PS, Chang Y, Li F, Zhang H, Feng B, Zhu X, Liu R, Schnable JC, Zhu JK*, Zhang H* (2019) The genome of broomcorn millet. Nat Commun 10:436.