Wei Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Post-Doctoral Associate

BS, Biology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou (2004)

PhD, Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (2010)



  • Engineering corn for better food consumption
  • Expression and testing of celiac safe glutens that will make high quality leavened bread
  • Genes that are important for DNA methylation in maize storage proteins

Interests:  plant genetics, plant transformation, plant physiology and plant biology