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Gan-Yuan Zhong

Research Leader


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United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Grape Genetics Research Unit
Plant Genetic Resources Unit

Cornell AgriTech
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Cornell University

630W. North Street
Geneva, New York 14456
Voice: (315)787.2482, Fax: (315)787.2339
Ganyuan.Zhong@ars.usda.gov 

 

Overview

As Research Leader, I direct and manage the USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit and Plant Genetic Resources Unit programs at the Cornell AgriTech, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University. As a Research Geneticist, I conduct genetic and genomic research for improving grape fruit quality and vine architecture as well as developing new tools and genetic systems, such as genome editing and rapid flowering, for accelerating grapevine improvement processes.

 

Education

 Professional Experience

 

Issued patents

James Wayne Bing, Robert F. Cressman, Jr., Manju Gupta, Salim M. Hakimi, David Hondred, Todd L.    Krone, Mary Hartnett Locke, Abigail K. Luckring, Sandra E. Meyer, Daniel Moellenbeck, Kenneth Edwin Narva. Paul D. Olson, Craig D. Sanders, Jimei Wang, Jian Zhang, Gan-Yuan Zhong.  
Corn event DAS-59122-7 and methods for detection thereof.
Many US and international patents have been received for this invention, including US 7323556 ( January 29, 2008),  US 7695914 and  US 7696341 (April 13, 2010), US7875429 and US7875430 (January 25, 2011), AU2005292090 B2 (Februarys 3, 2011), US78888023 and US78888495 (February 15, 2011), US7897342 (March 1, 2011), US7932033 (April 26, 2011), US7956246 (June 7, 2011), UA97088 C2 (January 10, 2012), US RE43373 (May 8, 2012), CA 2588243C (June 11, 2013), EP1794308 B1 (August 28, 2013), TW1414236B (November 11, 2013), US8592653 (November 26, 2013), and US8952223 (February 10, 2015).

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams,  Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong
Compositions related to the quantitative trait locus 6 (QTL6) in maize and methods of use. 
Four US and international patents have been received for this invention, including US 7812216 (October 12, 2010), EP 1991047 B1 (September 26, 2013), AU2007220007 B2 (February 2, 2013), and AU2007223426 B2 (May 9, 2013).

Timothy K. Chicoine, Jeffery W. Derry, Christine B. Hazel, Donglong Liu, Billy Fred McCutchen, Wayne J. Mehre, Kenneth A. Peeples, David W. Saunders, Gan-Yuan Zhong.  
Maize event DP- 098140-6 and compositions and methods for the identification and/or detection thereof.
Two US and international patents have been received for this invention: US 7928296 (April 19, 2011) and ZA 200901955 A (August 25, 2010).

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams, Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong.
Identifying a high oil phenotype in maize by detecting a marker locus genetically linked with a QTL6 region.
US 7981677.  Issued on July 19, 2011.

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams,  Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong.
Method of identifying maize plants having increased oil content using quantitative trait locus 6 (QTL6).
US 8084208. Issued on December 27, 2011.

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams,  Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong.  
Producing maize plants having a high oil phenotype using a marker locus genetically linked with a QTL6 region.
US 9137957. Issued on September 22, 2015. 

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams,  Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong. 
Compositions and polyeptides related to type 1 diacylgycerol O-acyltransferase (DGAT).
US 8748576. Issued on June 10, 2014.

William B. Allen, Bo Shen, Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Mark E. Williams,  Peizhong Zheng, Gan-Yuan Zhong. 
Methods of producing maize plants having a high oil phenotype by detecting a marker locus genetically linked with a QTL6 region.=
US 8319010. Issued on November 27, 2012.

Joan T. Odell, Rebecca E. Cahoon,  Karlene H. Butler, Jimei Wang, Gan-Yuan Zhong.
Plant RNA-directed RNA polymerase proteins.
US 7060813. Issued on June 13, 2006.

Scott E. Nichols, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, George W. Singletary, Court A. Saunders, Derrick Witcher, Wesley B. Bruce, Lynne E. Sims, Guihua Lu, Gan-Yuan Zhong
Plant uridine diphosphate-glucose dehydrogenase genes, proteins, and uses thereof.
US 6399859. Issued on June 4, 2002.