Ru Zhang

Ru Zhang, Ph.D.

Ru's research employs cutting-edge technologies in green algae
and land plants to study how photosynthetic organisms
respond to their environment, with the ultimate goal
to engineer more efficient and robust photosynthesis for
improved agriculture production and biomass accumulation.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Highschool student, Varun Devraj, joins the lab

The Zhang lab welcomes Varun!
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Erin Mattoon joined Zhang lab as PhD student

The Zhang lab is excited to welcome back our rotating student, Erin Mattoon!
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Monday, 08 January 2018

James Eckhardt Re-Joins the Zhang Lab

We're excited to welcome back our Summer REU intern, James Eckhardt!
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Understanding how green algae sense high temperatures and regulate heat responses

Guest Blogger, Will McHargue, former REU intern and current technician in the Zhang laboratory highlights photosynthetic systems research.
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Thursday, 02 November 2017

Erin Mattoon Starts a Rotation in the Zhang Lab

Welcome to our new rotating graduate student, Erin Mattoon!
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Zhang Lab is selected for the 2018 Community Science Program

The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) recently awarded the Zhang Lab sequencing allocations through its Community Science Programs (CSP).
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Monday, 19 June 2017

James Eckhardt Joins the Zhang Lab as a Summer Intern

The Zhang Lab is excited to welcome its next member, James Eckhardt! 
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ningning Zhang Joins the Zhang Lab as a Post-Doc

The Zhang Lab is excited to welcome its next member, Ningning Zhang! 
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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Zhang Lab First Winterfest Holiday Party

We experienced our first Winterfest Holiday Party at the Danforth Center. We had a lot of fun and want to give a special thanks to all of those who worked hard to make it happen!
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Zhang Lab Happy Hour

Zhang Lab hosts first Happy Hour
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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Zhang Lab Adds Its First Member

Will McHargue joins the Zhang Lab as a lab technician. The Zhang Lab is excited to welcome its first employee!
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Friday, 15 April 2016

Danforth Center Dedicates New Wing in Honor of William H. Danforth

Expansion to accelerate outcomes and impact of plant science research and innovation.
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Monday, 04 April 2016

(St. Louis Business Journal) Two Scientists Join the Danforth Center

Ru Zhang and Malia Gehan will add their expertise to plant genomics and phenomics in order to strengthen the Danforth Center’s focus on agricultural productivity and sustainability.
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Monday, 04 April 2016

Danforth Center Expands with New Principal Investigators

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is growing with the addition of two principal investigators.
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