The Graduate Program in

Yong Zhang

PhD Student

B.S., China Agricultural University, 2010
M.S., China Agricultural University, 2013


Research Interests

I mainly focus on Fusarium oxysporum, a destructive fungal pathogen that can cause vascular wilts of various host plants. I used comparative fungal genomics to understand genomic dynamics and evolution.


Zhang, Y., K. Zhang, A.F. Fang, Y.Q. Han, J. Yang, M.F. Xue, …, W.X. Sun (2014). Specific adaptation of Ustilaginoidea virens in occupying host florets revealed by comparative and functional genomics. Nat. Commun. 5:3849.

Yang, Y., H. Zhao, R.A. Barrero, …, Y. Zhang, X. Huang, Q. Tang, H.W. Liu, M.I. Bellgard, D.Y. Qiu, J.L. Lai, A. Hoffman (2014). Genome sequencing and analysis of the paclitaxel-producing endophytic fungus Penicillium aurantiogriseum NRRL 62431 BMC Genomics. 15:69.