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Academic Profile:
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 2000.
M.S., Plant Pathology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 1991.
B.S., Agronomy, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, 1986.

Career & Academic Interests:
General and Molecular Plant Pathology
Application of Genomics and Bioinformatics to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in plants

Experience
Senior Research Associate, PPWS, Virginia Tech, Jan. 2010 – present.
Bioinformatician, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2009.
Senior Research Associate, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute & Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (CSES), Virginia Tech, June 2006 – July 2009.
Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute & Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (CSES), Virginia Tech, Feb. 2003 – June 2006.
NSERC Visiting Fellow, Saskatoon Research Center, AAFC, Canada, July 2002 – Jan. 2003.
Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Plant Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, Sep. 2000 – July 2002.
Research Associate Professor, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, March 1999 – Sep. 2000.
Research Assistant Professor, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, August 1992 – Feb. 1999.
Research Assistant, Hunan Agricultural University, China, July 1986 – August 1988.

Selected Publications
Wang, H., Waller, L., Tripathy S., St. Martin, S. K., Zhou, L., Krampis, K., Tucker, D. M., Mao, Y., Hoeschele, H., Maroof, M.A. S., Tyler, B.M., and Dorrance A. E. (2010). Analysis of genes underlying soybean quantitative trait loci conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae. The Plant Genome 3, 23-40
Zhou, L., Mideros, S.X., Bao, L., Hanlon, R., Felipe A.D., Tripathy, S., Krampis K., Jerauld A., Evans C., St.Martin, S.K., Maroof, M.A.S., Hoeschele, I., Dorrance, A.E., and Tyler, B.M. (2009). Infection and genotype remodel the entire soybean transcriptome. BMC Genomics 10:49.
Tyler, B.M., Jiang, R.H.Y., Zhou, L., et al. (2008) “Functional genomics and bioinformatics of the Phytophthora sojae-soybean interaction”. Pages 67-78 In: Gustafson, P., Stacey, G. and Taylor, J. (eds.), Genomics of Disease. Springer New York.
Torto-Alalibo, T.A., Tripathy, S., Smith, B.M., Arredondo, F.D., Zhou, L., et al. (2007). Expressed sequence tags from phytophthora sojae reveal genes specific to development and infection. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20, 781-793.
Zhou, L., Hu, Q., Johansson, A., and Dixelius, C. (2006). Verticillium longisporum and V. dahliae: Infection and disease in Brassica napus. Plant Pathology 55, 137-144.
Zhou, L., Bailey, K.L., et al.. (2005). Molecular and genetic analyses of geographic variation in isolates of Phoma macrostoma used for biological weed control. Mycologia 97, 612-620.
Zhou, L., Bailey, K.L., and Derby, J. (2004). Plant colonization and environmental fate of biocontrol fungus Phoma macrostoma. Biological Control 30, 634-644.
Kuusk, A.-K., Happstadius, I., Zhou, L., et al. (2002). Presence of Leptosphaeria maculans group A and group B isolates in Sweden. Journal of Phytopathology 150, 349-356.
Zhou, L., Ovadis, M., Ismailov, Z., Chet, I., and Chernin, L. (2001). Chitinolitic activity of Enterobacter agglomerans enhanced by Pseudomonas’ regulatory genes or exogenous quorum-sensing signals. In Chitin Enzymology 2001 (Atec, Italy), pp. 241-247.