Ru Zhang, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 314-587-1451
Address Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Website Ru Zhang at the Danforth Center


Ph.D., Plant physiology/biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Biology; Plant molecular biology, Nankai University, China


Ru’s research employs cutting-edge technologies in green algae and land plants to study how photosynthetic organisms respond to their environment, with the ultimate goal to engineer more efficient and robust photosynthesis for improved agriculture production and biomass accumulation.