Root Biology and Mycorrhiza
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., 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.