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UC Riverside plant cell biologist receives top scientific honor
Date:4/27/2010

ost proud of Jian-Kang's election to the NAS!"

Zhu received his B.S in 1987 from Beijing Agricultural University. He is an alumnus of UCR, from where he earned his master's degree in 1990. He received his doctoral degree from Purdue University in 1993.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society of Plant Biologists. His many honors and awards include being the most-cited plant scientist in the United States during 1997-2007, as reported by Thomson Reuters in 2008. He received the Charles Albert Shull Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2003 and the Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award at Purdue University in 2005.

"It is gratifying that our research is recognized by the NAS," Zhu said. "I am grateful to my family for their support and to members of my laboratory for their contribution to our research."

Currently, Zhu has an appointment also at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, where he is the director of the Plant Stress Genomic and Technology Research Center and a Named Professor of Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology.


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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
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951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
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