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Name: ZHANG Jie
Title: Associate Professor
Dept.: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics
Tel: +86-10-64806135
E-mail: zhangjie@im.ac.cn
Add.: NO.1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China


2007  Ph.D., Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, SIBS, CAS

2002  B.S., College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University

Professional Experience

2011-Current  Principal Investigator, Institute of Microbiology, CAS

2008-2011   Research Assistant, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

2007-2008   Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

Research interests:


Dr. ZHANG’s lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms of plant immunity. The future projects will focus on the following areas:

1. Epigenetic regulation in plant immunity and its modulation by pathogen.

2. Molecular mechanisms of bacterial virulence effectors.

Awards & Honors:

2010      Beijing Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, NIBS

Selected Publications and Books:

[1] Xiang T, Zong N, Zhang J, Chen J, Chen M and Zhou J-M. (2011). BAK1 is not a target of the Pseudomonas syringae effector AvrPto. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 24, 100-107.

[2] Zhang J and Zhou J-M. (2010). Plant immunity triggered by microbial molecular signatures. Molecular Plant 3, 783-793.

[3] Zhang J, Lu H, Li X, Li Y, Cui H, Wen C, Tang X, Su Z, and Zhou J-M. (2010). Effector-triggered and pathogen-associated molecular pattern–triggered immunity differentially contribute to basal resistance to Pseudomonas syringae. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 23, 940-948.

[4] Zhang J, Li W, Xiang T, Liu Z, Laluk K, Ding X, Zou Y, Gao M, Zhang X, Chen S, Mengiste T, Zhang Y, and Zhou J-M. (2010). Receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases integrate signaling from multiple plant immune receptors and are targeted by a Pseudomonas syringae effector. Cell Host&Microbe 7, 290-301

[5] Xiang T, Zong N, Zou Y, Wu Y, Zhang J, Xing W, Li Y, Tang X, Zhu L, Chai,J and Zhou J-M. (2008). Pseudomonas syringae effector AvrPto blocks innate immunity by targeting receptor kinases. Current Biology 18, 74-80.

[6] Chen L, Wang H, Zhang J, Gu L, Huang N, Zhou J-M, and Chai J. (2008). Structural basis for the catalytic mechanism of phosphothreonine lyase. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 15, 101-102

[7] Zhang J, Shao F, Li Y, Cui H, Chen L, Li H, Zou Y, Long C, Lan L, Chai J, Chen S, Tang X, and Zhou J-M. (2007). A Pseudomonas syringae effector inactivates MAPKs to suppress PAMP-induced immunity in plants. Cell Host&Microbe 1, 175-185

[8] Li H, Xu H, Zhou Y, Zhang J, Long C, Li S, Chen S, Zhou J-M, and Shao F. (2007). The phosphothreonine lyase activity of a bacterial type III effector family. Science 315, 1000-1003.

[9] Li X, Lin H, Zhang W, Zou Y, Zhang J, Tang X, and Zhou J-M. (2005). Flagellin induces innate immunity in nonhost interactions that is suppressed by Pseudomonas syringae effectors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102, 12990-12995.

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