Curriculum Vitae

Since March 2023 - now

Doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Instistute of Molecular Plant Physiology

05/2022 - 02/2023

Doctoral student in the Gutjahr lab at the TUM Graduate School Weihenstephan,

fellow of the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) 

09/2020 – 04/2022
Graduate secretary in School of Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, China

09/2017 – 07/2020
Master in Crop Science, Jilin University, China

09/2013 – 07/2017
Bachelor in Agronomy, Jilin Agricultural University, China

Scholarships and Awards

2023 Excellent Forum Reporter Award for the 4th German and French Academic Symposium Scholars

2022 Global Youth Technology and Innovation Forum Excellent Reporter Award

2022 Excellent Forum Reporter Award for the 3rd German and French Academic Symposium Scholars

2021 Scholarship of the Chinese Scholarship Council

2020 and 2021 Jilin University Academic Achievement Scholarship

2020 Outstanding graduate student of Jilin University

2020 Outstanding Graduate Cadre of Jilin University

2020 Advanced individual of Jilin University

2020 Jilin University Top Ten Postgraduate Nomination Award

2020 Jilin University Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award

2017 - 2018 and 2019 - 2020 First-class academic scholarship of Jilin University for two academic years


Ma, Z., Hu, L., Jiang, W. (2024) Understanding AP2/ERF Transcription Factor Responses and Tolerance to Various Abiotic Stresses in Plants: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 25, 893.
Ma, Z.; Hu, L.  (2023) MicroRNA: A Dynamic Player from Signalling to Abiotic Tolerance in Plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 24, 11364.

Ma, Z., Jin, Y.M., Wu, T., Hu, L., Zhang, Y., Jiang, W.,Du, X. (2022) OsDREB2B, an AP2/ERF Transcription factor, negatively regulates plant height by conferring GA metabolism in rice. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:1007811.

Ma, Z., Bai, H.J., Jin, Y.M., Wu, T., Piao, R.H., Ma, Y., Jiang, W.,Du, X. (2022) Identification, Genetic Analysis and Fine Mapping of Early Senescence Mutant esh in Rice. Rice Genomics and Genetics. 10.5376

Huang, S.,* Ma, Z.,* Hu, L., Huang, K., Zhang, M., Zhang, S., Jiang, W., Wu, T., Du, X. (2021) Involvement of rice transcription factor OsERF19 in response to ABA and salt stress responses. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 167: 22–30. * equal contribution

Zhong, Y., Wang, L., Ma, Z., Du, X. (2021) Physiological responses and transcriptome analysis of Spirodela polyrhiza under red, blue, and white light. Planta 255:11.

Huang, K., Wu, T., Ma, Z., Li, Z., Chen, H., Zhang, M., Bian, M., Bai, H., Jiang, W., Du, X., (2021) Rice transcription factor OsWRKY55 is involved in the drought response and regulation of plant growth. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22:4337.

Zhang, H., Wu, T., Li, Z., Huang, K., Kim, N., Ma, Z., Kwon, S., Jiang, W., Du, X. (2021) OsGATA16, a GATA transcription factor, confers cold tolerance by repressing OsWRKY45-1 at the seedling stage in rice. Rice 14:1-15.

Ma, Z., Wu, T., Huang, K., Jin, Y.M., Li, Z., Chen, M., Yun, S., Zhang, H., Yang, X., Chen, H., Bai, H., Du, L., Ju, S., Guo, L., Bian, M., Hu, L., Du, X., Jiang, W. (2020) A novel AP2/ERF transcription factor, OsRPH1, negatively regulates plant height in rice. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:709.

Jiang, W., Li, Z., Wan, M., Wu, T., Bian, M., Huang, K., Yang, X., Zhang, H., Ma, Z., Ju, S., Guo, L., Du, L., Zhang, X., Du, X. (2020) Overexpression of OsETR4, a putative ethylene receptor increases cold tolerance in rice. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology 24:969‒978.

Wu, T., Zhang, M., Zhang, H., Huang, K., Chen, M., Chen, C., Yang, X., Li, Z., Chen, H., Ma, Z., Zhang, X., Jiang, W., Du, X. (2019) Identification and characterization of EDT1 conferring drought tolerance in rice. Journal of Plant Biology, 62:39-47.

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