Profile Image

Jian-Kang Zhu

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Distinguished Professor in Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
WSLR Room 138-B
625 Agriculture Mall Dr
West Lafayette, In 47907


  • Professor of Biochemistry

Selected Publications

Zhao, Y., Chan, Z., Gao, J., Xing, L., Cao, M., Yu, C., . . . Zhu, J. (2016). ABA receptor PYL9 promotes drought resistance and leaf senescence. NATL ACAD SCIENCES, 113(7), 1949-1954. doi:10.1073/pnas.1522840113

Lang, Z., Lei, M., Wang, X., Tang, K., Miki, D., Zhang, H., . . . Zhu, J. (2015). The methyl-CpG-binding protein MBD7 facilitates active DNA demethylation to limit DNA hyper-methylation and transcriptional gene silencing. Molecular Cell, 57(6), 971-83. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2015.01.009

Lei, M., La, H., Lu, K., Wang, P., Miki, D., Ren, Z., . . . Zhu, J. (2014). Arabidopsis EDM2 promotes IBM1 distal polyadenylation and regulates genome DNA methylation patterns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 111, 527-532.

Shi, H., Ye, T., Zhu, J., & Chan, Z. (2014). Constitutive production of nitric oxide leads to enhanced drought stress resistance and extensive transcriptional reprogramming in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 4119-4131.

Wang, P., Du , Y., Hou, Y. J., Zhao, Y., Hsu, C., Yuan, F., . . . Zhu, J. (2015). Nitric oxide negatively regulates abscisic acid signaling in guard cells by S-nitrosylation of OST1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(2), 613-8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1423481112

Bressan, R. A., Zhu, J., Van Oosten, M. J., Maggio, A., Bohnert, H. J., & Chinnusamy, V. (2014). Epigenetics Connects the Genome to Its Environment. In PLANT BREEDING REVIEWS, VOL 38 (38, 69-141). COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN STREET, MALDEN 02148, MA USA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.

Zhang, H., & Zhu, J. (2014). Emerging roles of RNA processing factors in regulating long non-coding RNAs. RNA Biology, 11, 793-797.

Xue, L., Wang, P., Cao, P., Zhu, J., & Tao, W. A. (2014). Identification of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (ERK1) direct substrates using stable isotope labeled kinase assay-linked phosphoproteomics. Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP, 13(11), 3199-210. doi:10.1074/mcp.O114.038588

Sridharamurthy, M., Kovach, A., Zhao, Y., Zhu, J., Xu, H., Swaminathan, K., & Melcher, K. (2014). H2O2 Inhibits ABA-Signaling Protein Phosphatase HAB1. PLoS One, 9, e113643.

Van Oosten, M. J., Bressan, R. A., Zhu, J., Bohnert, H. J., & Chinnusamy, V. (2014). The Role of the Epigenome in Gene Expression Control and the EpimarkChanges in Response to the Environment. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 33(1), 64-87. doi:10.1080/07352689.2014.852920

Awards & Honors

(2019) World-class Researcher. Web of Science.

(2014) Nothing to report. Nothing to report.

(2012) Listed in Top Authors in Biology.

(2010) Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.


Zhu, J. K. Nothing to report. U.S. Patent No. Nothing to report. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Zhu, J. K., Zhao, Y., & Chan, 0. Drought Tolerant Transgenic Plants and Method of Making Same. U.S. Patent No. Application Number: 61/856,198. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Department of Biochemistry, 175 South University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2063 USA, (765) 494-1600

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.

Sign In