News

2021

01/2021 A postdoc position immediately open in Zhong lab,  Candidates with their PhD degrees within two years and at least one first-authored publication from their PhD work are required. Please send a CV, brief statement of research accomplishments and future research goals, and names and contact information for 3 academic references to Xuehua Zhong (xuehua.zhong@wisc.edu).

01/2021  Ray and Jiani‘s invited review article on plant histone reader proteins was accepted by Current Opinion in Plant Biology, congratulations!

2020

12/2020 The Zhong lab received a New NSF grant, Congratulation!

12/2020 JJ’s UVR8 paper is accepted by Nature plantsCongratulation!

12/2020  Welcome Huy join the lab as graduate student.

11/2020 Congratulations to Jiani on her new position! We will miss you!

11/2020 Jiani’s paper is accepted by New Phytologist, Congratulation!

09/2020 Welcome rotation students Huy Le (Genetics) and Soyong Jung (Cellular and Molecular Biology)!

07/2020 Zhong lab received a joint WARF Accelerator award to develop innovative technology for genome and epigenome research, congratulations!

05/2020  Check out our review article on linking signaling pathways to chromatin dynamics in Journal of Experimental Botany, congratulations on Jianjun and Adeline!

03/2020  Our joint paper with Dr. Jikui Song’s lab at UC-Riverside is now on Biorxiv, great job Sarah and Jianjun!!

03/2020  Congratulations on Rachael Kabara for her Hilldale research fellowship award!

01/2020 Congratulations to Dr. Li Lu on her faculty position at Wuhan University

2019

12/2019  Our joint paper with Dr. Michael Purugganan’s lab at NYU  is accepted by Nature Plants, Congratulation!

12/2019  Our joint paper with Dr. Jian Hua’s lab at Cornell University  is accepted by New Phytologist, Congratulation!

12/2019  Check our review article on plant HDACs in Science China Life Science, great job Xiangsong and Adeline!

11/2019 Welcome rotation students Cristobal Carrera Carriel (Genetics) and Zack Harmer (Cellular and Molecular Biology)!

10/2019 Check out the reports on our research and outreach activities!

10/2019 Farewell party for Bo, we wish you all the best! Thanks Ray for hosting the party.

10/2019 Welcome Genetics rotation student Ryan Ward!

9/2019 Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Jie Liu, arrives the lab. Welcome! Welcome Zhengxu joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher!

9/2019 Sarah is awarded a spot on T32 Biotechnology Training Program (BTP). Congratulations!

8/2019 Sarah and Ray passed their PhD qualification exam. Good job and congratulations!

7/2019 In collaboration with Morgridge outreach team, Sarah and Ray hosted the plant epigenetics Summer Science Camp for rural Wisconsin science teachers and high school students.

7/2019 Lab picnic party at Vilas park.

7/2019 The Zhong lab welcomes visiting Professor Dr. Hidetaka Ito from Hokkaido University!

5/2019 Congratulations to Xuehua on being awarded the Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award.

 

2/2019 Welcome Adeline Ding joins the lab as a Assistant Researcher. Welcome Danielle joins the lab as undergraduate researchers!

2/2019 Xuehua received Vilas Associates Award, Congratulations!

1/2019 Kevin and Xiangsong’s HOS15 paper was accepted by Plant Physiology, Congratulations!

2018

12/2018 Zhong lab party to celebrate Dean’s graduation, Xiangsong and Li’s new job, Bo and Sarah’s birthday, and the holidays!

11/2018 Congratulations to Xiangsong on his faculty position at Wuhan University

11/2018 Dean successfully defended his thesis work, congratulations Dr. Sanders!

10/2018 Our joint paper with Dr. Narlikar’s lab (UCSF) and Dr. Jacobsen‘s lab (UCLA) is accepted by Molecular Cell, Congratulation!

9/2018 Welcome genetic rotation students Auguste Dutcher, Jaime Cordova and John Crandall.

8/2018 Check out the news report on our Nature Genetics paperUW News.

6/2018 Lab picnic party at Devil’s lake state park.

5/2018 Welcome Dr. Zhang-wei Liu joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

5/2018 Shuiming‘s EBS paper (collaborate with Du lab) was accepted by Nature GeneticsCongratulation!

5/2018 Shuiming and Ray‘s SHL paper (collaborate with Du lab) was accepted by Nature CommunicationsCongratulation!

2/2018 Welcome Bo Wang joins the lab as a visiting graduate student.

2/2018 Welcome Katie and Isabel join the lab as undergraduate researchers!

1/2018 Li and Xiangsong‘s paper was accepted by Nature CommunicationsCongratulation!

1/2018 Xiangsong‘s paper was accepted by The Plant Cell, Congratulation! News report!

1/2018 Our joint paper with Dr. Jing Zhang’s lab is accepted by Leukemia, Congratulation!

1/2018 Our joint paper with Dr. Rick Amasino’s lab is accepted by Plant Journal, Congratulation!

2017

12/2017  Sarah is awarded a spot on T32 Biotechnology Training Program (BTP). Congratulations!

12/2017  Ray is awarded a spot on T32 Genetics Training Program (GTP). Congratulations!

12/2017  Welcome Ray and Sarah join the lab as graduate students.

11/2017  We are celebrating Holiday season!

10/2017 Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Jiani Chen, arrives the lab. Welcome!

9/2017 Welcome our rotation students, Ray Scheid, Victoria Harms, Sunnie Grace McCalla, Brandon Phan, Sarah Leichter and Matt Lollar.

8/2017 Xuehua receives 5-Year Outstanding Investigator Award from NIH. See details here. Congratulations!

7/2017 In collaboration with Morgridge, our lab participitated the plant epigenetic Summer Science Camp for rural Wisconsin science teachers and high school students.

7/2017 The Zhong lab welcomes visiting undergraduate student Zhouyuan Shen from Shanghai Jiaotong University joined the lab. 

7/2017  Xuehua was interviewed by GROW magazine (Wisconsin’s Magazine for Life Sciences) about our epigenetic research. See details here.

6/2017 Welcome Sharon Yan, a high school student from West High School, joins the lab as Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE).

6/2017 Lab picnic party at Governor Nelson state park.

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People at a picnic

6/2017 Li was invited to give a talk at the 2017 ICAR annual meeting, congratulation!

4/2017 Both Xiangsong and Li were awarded for travel grant to attend the 2017 ICAR meeting at St. Louis,  Congratulation!

2/2017 Dean‘s paper is accepted by Plant Physiology, Congratulation!

1/2017 The Zhong lab welcomes undergraduate student Phu Nguyen joined the lab.

1/2017 Xuehua spoke to Hope Kirwan of Wisconsin Public Radio about our epigenetic work.

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2016

11/2016 Check out the seasonal news report on our eLife paper. UW News & WID featured story.

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11/2016 Our joint paper with Dr. Xuemei Chen’s lab is accepted by PNAS, Congratulation!

10/2016 Xiangsong‘s paper is accepted by eLife, Congratulation!

10/2016 Xuehua co-organized the first UW-Madison Epigenetics mini-symposium. This event was very successful with 28 mini-oral presentation followed by poster presentation.  

10/2016 Our joint paper with Dr. Jing Zhang’s lab is accepted by Blood, Congratulation!

10/2016 Our joint paper with Dr. Wei Xu’s lab is accepted by BMC Genomics, Congratulation!

9/2016 The Zhong lab welcomes visiting graduate graduate student Gaofeng Liu from Nanjing Agricultural University.

9/2016 Jianjun received the postdoctoral fellowship from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Congratulation!

9/2016 Postdoctoral fellow, Jianjun Jiang, arrives at the lab, welcome!

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8/2016 The Zhong lab says goodbye to our high school student Lorenzo and visiting student Ruirong. We will miss you.

8/2016 We had a fun summer including our annual Summer party to celebrate Xiangsong and Li‘s birthday, a visit to South Dakota, and so on… 

7/2016 In collaboration with Morgridge outreach team, the Zhong lab participated the plant epigenetics Summer Science Camp for rural Wisconsin science teachers and high school students. We had 5 teachers and 26 high school students from five rural Wisconsin summer science camps (Fennimore, Rhinelander, Tomah, Monticello, and Chequamegon).

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7/2016 Xuehua received Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award, congratulation!

6/2015 Welcome Ruirong, a senior student from University of Science and Technology of China, joins the lab as summer undergraduate researcher.

6/2016 Welcome Lorenzoa high school student from Ronald Reagan High School  joins the lab as Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE).

5/2016 Welcome Ray joins the lab as an associate research specialist!

                Congratulate Rachael for being accepted into Microbiology graduate program at the Cornell University!

                 Undergraduates Ray and Rachael graduate, congratulation!

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4/2016 Congratulate Dean Sanders for being chosen for an oral presentation at  2016 ASPB meeting.

3/2016 Welcome Gage Moreno joins the lab as undergraduate researcher.

3/2016 In collaboration with Morgridge outreach team,  Kevin & Dean presented at the DIY (Do-it-yourself) Science on the “Beyond Your Wildest Genes: The Role of Epigenetics”.

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2/2016  Zhiqiang & Xuehua won the first Epigenetics Table Tennis Tournament, Congratulation!

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1/2016  Welcome Dr. Ziqiang Liu joins the lab as a visiting scientist.

2015

12/2015 Xuehua received her NSF CAREER award to study Arabidopsis DNA methylation, Congratulation!

12/2015  Kevin is awarded a spot on T32 Genetics Training Program (GTP). Congratulations!

12/2015 Welcome Kevin joins the lab.

10/2015 Devil’s lake fall picnic and hiking.

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10/2015 Li’s manuscript on genome-wide profiling of histone acetylation marks was accepted by Epigenetics. Congratulation!

9/2015 Dean passed his PhD qualification exam. Good job and congratulation!

9/2015 Yang, Our YAP student, is admitted into UW-Madison,  majoring in Microbiology. Congratulations!

8/2015 Please check out our research and outreach featured on WID top stories: Beyond genetics: ideas from a flowering plant

http://wid.wisc.edu/featured-science/beyond-genetics-ideas-from-a-flowering-plant/

7/2015 Welcome Hang Zhang, a senior student from University of Science and Technology of China, joins the lab as summer undergraduate researcher.

7/2015 Welcome Reeken Patel, a high school student from J.I. Case High School  joins the lab as Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE).

7/2015 Xuehua’s review on DNA methylation evolution is published by New Phytologist.

6/2015 Lab picnic party at Lake Wingra. Also, happy birthday to Dean!

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5/2015 Welcome Caitilin Hoffman joins the lab as undergraduate researcher.

3/2015 Welcome Karolina Barej joins the lab as undergraduate researcher.

1/2015 Xuehua published her DRM3 work on PNASXuehua and Dr. Jacobsen are both corresponding authors.

2014

11/2014 Welcome Rachael Fieweger joins the lab as undergraduate researcher. 

8/2014 Lab picnic party to celebrate  Li, Zoey and Xiangsong‘s birthday, happy birthday! 

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7/2014 Xuehua published a paper on plant Histone variant H2A.W at Cell,  the first author is Dr. Yelagandula from Dr. Berger lab.
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5/2014 Xuehua published her DRM2 work at Cell as part of her postdoc work in Dr. Jacobsen lab.

5/2014 Welcome Dr. Li Lu joins the lab as postdoc researcher. 

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3/2014  Xuehua published a paper on RNA polymerase V at Nature, the fist author is Dr. Johnson from Dr.  Jacobsen lab.

2/2014 Welcome Yang Chen joins the lab as Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) high school student research trainee. 

1/2014 Xuehua published a paper on non-CG methylation at Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the first author is Dr. Stroud from Dr. Jacobsen lab.

1/2014 Welcome Dr. Xiangsong Chen joins the lab as postdoc researcher.

2013

12/2013  Dean is awarded a spot on T32 Genetics Training Program (GTP). Congratulations!

12/2013 Welcome Dean joins the lab as a graduate student.

11/2013 Welcome Zoey Zou joins the lab as Undergraduate researcher 

9/2013 Welcome Ray Scheid joins the lab as Undergraduate researcher

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