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Qun  Zhang

Qun Zhang


Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, 2009

Current position

Associate professor, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University (2013-present)


  1. Qu, Y., An, Z., Zhuang, B., Jing, W., Zhang, Q. and Zhang, W.* (2014). Copper amine oxidase and phospholipase D act independently in abscisic acid (ABA)-induced stomatal closure in Vicia faba and Arabidopsis. J Plant Res 127(4): 533-544.
  2. Lin, F., Qu, Y. and Zhang, Q.* (2014). Phospholipids: molecules regulating cytoskeletal organization in plant abiotic stress tolerance. Plant Signal Behav 9(3): e28337. (Invited review. *Corresponding author,IF 2.0)
  3. Zhang, Q.*, Qu, Y., Jing, W., Li, L. and Zhang, W.* (2014). Phospholipase Ds in plant response to hyperosmotic stresses. In: Phospholipases in plant signaling. Springer, 121-134. (*Corresponding author)
  4. Jiang, Y., Wu, K., Lin, F., Qu, Y., Liu, X. and Zhang, Q.* (2014). Phosphatidic acid integrates calcium signaling and microtubule dynamics into regulating ABA-induced stomatal closure in Arabidopsis. Planta 239(3): 565-575. (*Corresponding author, IF 3.3)
  5. Zhang, Q., Lin, F., Mao, T., Nie, J., Yan, M., Yuan, M. and Zhang, W. (2012). Phosphatidic acid regulates microtubule organization by interacting with MAP65-1 in response to salt stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24(11): 4555-4576. (IF 8.9)
  6. Ge, H., Chen, C., Jing, W., Zhang, Q., Wang, H., Wang, R. and Zhang, W. (2012). The rice diacylglycerol kinase family: functional analysis using transient RNA interference. Front Plant Sci 3: 60.
  7. Zhao, J., Zhou, D., Zhang, Q. and Zhang, W. (2012). Genomic analysis of phospholipase D family and characterization of GmPLDalphas in soybean (Glycine max). J Plant Res 125(4): 569-578.
  8. Zhou, D., Zhao, J. Z., Bai, Y., Zhang, Q., Jing, W. and Zhang, W. H. (2012). Research advance in triacylglycerol synthesis, Metabolism, and regulation in plants. Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University 5(5): 77-86. (In Chinese)
  9. Zhang, Y.*, Zhu, H.*, Zhang, Q.*, Li, M.*, Yan, M., Wang, R., Wang, L., Welti, R., Zhang, W. and Wang, X. (2009). Phospholipase dalpha1 and phosphatidic acid regulate NADPH oxidase activity and production of reactive oxygen species in ABA-mediated stomatal closure in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21(8): 2357-2377. (*Co-first author, IF 9.2)
  10. Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Liu, Y., Zhang, Q., Wei, Q. and Zhang, W. (2006). Nitric oxide enhances salt tolerance in maize seedlings through increasing activities of proton-pump and Na+/H+ antiport in the tonoplast. Planta 224(3): 545-555.
Protocols by Qun Zhang
  1. A Protocol to Measure the Cytoplasmic Calcium in Arabidopsis Guard Cells