Associate Professor, Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences (PSES) and Program of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MMBB)
University of Idaho, USA
Zonglie Hong is an Associate Professor in Biochemistry in the University of Idaho, USA. He received a B.S. degree in Agronomy from Fujian Agricultural University, China and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He conducted postdoctoral research in molecular, cell and developmental biology in the Ohio State University.
His research interests include nitrogen metabolism, amino acid biosynthesis, nodule organogenesis, cell division and cytokinesis, flower and seed development, stress tolerance, and cell wall biosynthesis. His recent work has been focused on callose biosynthesis, nodule development, and grain quality improvement. Model plants including Arabidopsis thaliana (mouse-ear cress), Oryza sativa (rice) and Lotus japonicus as well as other agriculture-relevant crops, such as wheat (Triticum aestivum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) are used in the Hong laboratory.