Shichen Zhang


 Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology, Michigan State University | 2017

B.S. in Agronomy (Plant Breeding & Genetics), China Agricultural University | 2012

Research Interests

Genomic selection, Bioinformatics, Crop improvement

Recent Publications

- Wen, Z., Tan, R., Zhang, S., Collins, P., Yuan, J., Du, W., Gu, C., Song, Q., Cregan, P., An, Y., Boys, J., Chilvers, M., Wang, D. (2017). Integrating GWAS and gene expression data for functional characterization of resistance to white mold in soybean. Molecular Plant (Submitted)

- Zhang, S., Wen, Z., C., DiFonzo, C., Song, Q., Wang, D. (2017). Pyramiding different aphid-resistance genes in elite soybean germplasm to combat dynamic aphid populations. Molecular Breeding (Submitted)

- Zhang, S. & Wang, D. (2017). Advances in pest-resistant varieties of soybean. In H.T. Nguyen (Ed.), Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans. Sawston, Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. Vol 2 (In press, publication date: Nov 30, 2017)

- Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Wen, Z., Gu, C., An, Y., Bales, C., DiFonzo, C., Song, Q., Wang, D. (2017). Fine mapping of the aphid resistance genes Rag6 and Rag3c from Glycine soja 85-32. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. doi:

- Zhang, S., Zhang, Z., Bales, C., Gu, C., DiFonzo, C., Li, M., Song, Q., Cregan, P., Yang, Z., Wang, D. (2017). Mapping novel aphid resistance QTL from wild soybean, Glycine soja 85-32. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130: 1941-1952. doi:10.1007/s00122-017-2935-z

- Wen, Z., Tan, R., Yuan, J., Bales, C., Du, W., Zhang, S., Chilvers, M.I., Schmidt, C., Song, Q., Cregan, P.B., Wang, D. (2014). Genome-wide association mapping of quantitative resistance to sudden death syndrome in soybean. BMC Genomics. 15, 809