Cai-Zhong Jiang

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Research Plant Physiologist


US Department of Agriculture
Plant Sciences

Offices and Labs

103 Mann Lab
157 Mann Lab


1988 Ph.D Crop Physiology Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Research Contribution

My research primarily focuses on 1) To understand the molecular basis of plant senescence and abscission; 2) To address how environmental factors such as water, temperature and diseases, effect on the performance of ornamental crops. One of the basic research programs is the exploitation of virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) to study the roles of transcription and regulatory factors in the control of plant senescence, abscission, virus resistance and drought tolerance.

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Plant Sciences

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics
  • Environmental and Integrative Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Agronomy and Horticulture