Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

2005:   Ph.D. Entomology. Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS

2001:   M.S. Plant Genetics & Breeding. South Dakota State University. Brookings, SD

1996:   M.S. Plant Genetics & Breeding. Northwestern Agricultural University. Yangling,

Shaanxi, China

1988:   B.S. Agronomy. Northwestern Agricultural University. Yangling, Shaanxi, China

TEACHING

Department of Biological Sciences at Fayetteville State University

08/2007-present:

  • Principle of Biology (BIOL150)
  • Biology Seminar (BIOL320)
  • Principle of Genetics (BIOL410)
  • Advanced Genetics (BIOL610)
  • Special Problems (BIOL430)
  • Population Genetics (FORS431)
  • Technical Writing in Forensic Science (FORS 410)
  • Scientific Communication (BIOL225)

EMPOLYMENT & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • 07/2015 – present:    Associate Professor of Genetics & Assistant Chair. Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC
  • 08/2014-06/2015:   Associate Professor of Genetics & Interim Chair. Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC
  • 08/2013-07/2014:   Associate Professor of Genetics & Assistant Chair. Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC
  • 08/2010-07/2013:   Assistant Chair & Assistant Professor of Genetics. Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC
  • 08/2007-08/2010:  Assistant Professor of Genetics, Department of Natural Science, Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville, NC
  • 10/2005-08/2007:   Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Entomology, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS
  • 06/2005-10/2005:   Postdoctoral Plant Pathologist. Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center. Stuttgart, AR
  • 01/2002-05/2005:   Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS
  • 08/1999-08/2001:   Graduate Research Assistant, Plant Science Department, South Dakota State University. Brookings, SD
  • 07/1997 -08/1999:   Assistant Research Professor and Head of Wheat Germplasm Research Laboratory, Shaanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • 09/1988-06/1997:    Research Assistant/Associate, Shaanxi Academy of Agriculture Sciences. Yangling, Shaanxi, China

 FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

External

2011-present

Lieceng Zhu.  Impact of heat stress on resistance of wheat to Hessian fly. $48,000. Funded by Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP)

Internal

2008-present

Lieceng Zhu. Wheat-Hessian fly interaction research. $59,500. Funded by Fayetteville State University.

 AWARDS

  • 2014:  Recognition for outstanding contribution and commitment to the advancement of research and sponsored programs and excellence in collaborative partnership. Fayetteville State University.
  • 2002-2005: Kansas State University Foundation Agriculture Scholarship Award, Joseph T. and Ann. L. Davis Memorial Scholarship Award, Elizabeth and William Henry Hinshaw Memorial Scholarship Award. Kansas State University.
  • 1999-2000: Plant Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) Academy Excellence Scholarship Award. Plant Science Department, South Dakota State University.

MEMBERSHIP

  • 2003-Present: Entomology Society of America
  • 2005-present: Sigma Xi
  • 2006-2007:   Metabolomics society

 

PUBLICATIONS (Peer-reviewed)

  1. Joshua Underwood, John Moch, Ming-Shun Chen, and Lieceng Zhu. 2014. Exogenous salicylic acid enhances the resistance of wheat seedlings to Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infestation under heat stress. J. Econ. Entomol. 107: 2000-2004.
  2. Currie, Y., M. S. Chen, R. Nickolov, G. Bai, Lieceng Zhu. 2014. Impact of transient heat stress on polar lipid metabolism in seedlings of wheat near-isogenic lines contrasting in resistance to Hessian fly (Cecidomyiidae) infestation. J. Econ. Entomol. 107: 2196-2203.
  3. Yaleaka Currie, John Moch, Joshua Underwood, Hamzah Kharabsheh, Amy Quesenberry, Risa Miyagi, Carolyn Thomas, Melanie Boney, Samantha Woods, Ming-Shun Chen, and Lieceng Zhu. 2014. Transient heat-stress compromises the resistance of wheat seedlings to Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infestation.  J. Econ. Entomol. 107: 389-395.
  4. Lieceng Zhu, Xuming Liu, Haiyan Wang, Chitvan Khajuria, John C. Reese, R. Jeff   Whitworth, Ruth Welti, and Ming-Shun Chen. 2012. Rapid mobilization of membrane lipids in wheat leaf-sheathes during incompatible interactions with Hessian fly. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 25 (7) 920-930.
  5. Lieceng Zhu, John C. Reese, Joe Louis, Leslie Campbell, and Ming-Shun Chen. 2011. Electrical Penetration Graph Analysis of the Feeding Behavior of Soybean Aphids on Soybean Cultivars Source: J. of Econ. Entomol. 104:2068-2072.
  6. Lieceng Zhu, Ming-Shun Chen, AND Xiang Liu 2011 Changes in Phytohormones and Fatty Acids in Wheat and Rice Seedlings in Response to Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Infestation. J. Econ. Entomol 104: 1384-1392
  7. Lieceng Zhu, Ming-Shun Chen, and Xiang Liu. 2011 Profiling metabolites in wheat plants in responding to Hessian flies infestation (abstract). Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 26(3)
  8. Lieceng Zhu,  X. Liu and M.S. Chen. 2010. Differential accumulation of phytohormones in wheat seedlings attacked by avirulent and virulent Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) larvae. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(1): 178-185.
  9. Lieceng Zhu, X.M. Liu, X. Liu, R. Jeannotte, J. C. Reese, R. Welti, M. Harris, J. J. Stuart, and M.S. Chen. 2008. Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) attack causes dramatic shift in carbon/nitrogen metabolism in wheat. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 21(1) 70-78.
  10. Liu, X.M., J. Bai, L. Huang, Lieceng Zhu, X. Liu, N. Weng, J. Reese, M. Harris, J. Stuart, and M. Chen. 2007. Gene expression of different wheat genotypes during attack by virulent and avirulent Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) larvae. J. Chem. Ecol. 33:2171–2194.
  11. Jia, Y., F. Correa-Victoria, A. McClung, Lieceng Zhu, G. Liu, Y. Wamishe, J. Xie, M. A. Marchetti, S. R. M. Pinson, J. N. Rutger, and J. C. Correll. 2007. Rapid determination of rice cultivar responses to the sheath blight pathogen Rhizoctonia solani using a micro-chamber screening method. Plant Disease. 91(5): 485-489.
  12. P. Voothuluru, J. Meng, C. Khajuria1, J. Louis1, Lieceng Zhu, S. Starkey, G.E. Wilde, C. Baker and C.M. Smith. 2006. Categories and inheritance of resistance in wheat cereal introduction 2401 to Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) biotype 2. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1854-1861
  13. Lieceng Zhu., C.M. Smith, and J.C. Reese. 2005. Categories of resistance to greenbug (Homoptera: Aphididae) biotype K in wheat lines containing Aegilops tauschii genes. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(6): 2260-2265
  14. Lieceng Zhu, C.M. Smith, A. Fritz, E. Boyko1, P. Voothuluru1 and B.S. Gill. 2005. Inheritance and molecular mapping of new greenbug resistance genes in wheat germplasms derived from Aegilops tauschii. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111(5): 831-837
  15. Bonia, B., S. Prabhakar, C.M. Smith, S. Starkey, Lieceng Zhu, E. Boyko and J.C. Reese. 2005. Categories of resistance to biotype I greenbug (Homoptera: Aphididae) in wheat lines containing the genes Gbx and Gby. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 78: 252-260
  16. Lieceng Zhu, C.M. Smith, A. Fritz, E.V. Boyko and M.B. Flinn. 2004. Genetic analysis and molecular mapping of a wheat gene conferring tolerance to the greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani). Theor. Appl. Genet. 109(2): 289-293
  17. Hazen, S.P., Lieceng Zhu, H.S. Kim, G. Tang and R.W. Ward. 2002. Genetic similarity of winter wheat in Shaanxi province, China and other common wheat germplasm pools. Gen. Res. Crop Evol. 49(4): 437-445
  18. Wang, Y., Lieceng Zhu, J. Gao, Y. Ji and X. Wang. 2002. Research status and countermeasure for exploitation of wheat germplasm in Shaanxi province. Cereal Crops. 22(4): 94-97
  19. Lieceng Zhu, G.S. Tang, S.P. Hazen, H.S. Kim and R.W. Ward. 1999. RFLP-based genetic diversity and its development in Shaanxi wheat lines. Acta Bot. Boreali. Occident. Sin. 19(2): 208-213
  20. Song, X., S. Liu, and Lieceng Zhu. 1999. The comparative study on wheat CMS lines with Ae. uniaristata and Ae. kotschyi cytopolasm. Acta Agric. Boreali. Occident. Sin. 8(3): 48-52
  21. Lieceng Zhu., L.J. Ma and X.Y. Song. 1999. A comparative study on wheat CMS lines of Ae. uniaristata and Ae. kotschyi cytoplasm, P. Effects on agronomic characters. Acta Univ. Agric. Boreali. Occident. Sin. 27(1): 4-9
  22. Lieceng Zhu, Y.G. Hu and L.J. Ma, et al. 1998. A comparative study on wheat CMS lines of Ae. uniaristata and Ae. kotschyi cytoplasm, I. Restoring and maintaining relationship and haploid frequency. Acta Univ. Agric. Boreali. Occident. Sin. 26(6): 21-24
  23. Lieceng Zhu, G. Tang and X. Yang. 1995. Genetic distances and cluster analysis of weak-winter wheat germplasms. Cereal Crops. 15(4): 41-43
  24. Lieceng Zhu and G. Tang. 1995. Principal component analysis and comprehensive evaluation of elite wheat germplasms. J. Shaanxi Agric. Sci. (4): 29-30
  25. Liu, X., B. Hu and Lieceng Zhu. 1995. An analysis of the results of two tested varieties in maize improved population. Acta Agric. Boreali. Occident. Sin. 4(2): 13-16
  26. Lieceng Zhu and G. Tang. 1994. A study on correlation between early maturity and agronomic traits of wheat cultivars. J. Shaanxi Agric. Sci. (1): 5-6
  27. G. Tang and Lieceng Zhu 1992. Development and perspective of germplasm research in Shaanxi Province.  J. Shaanxi Agric. Sci. 2:

WORKSHOP CONDUCTED

  • 06/26/12: Life science professional development (K-8 standards) workshop: Plant life. Cumberland County, NC.
  • 06/28/12: Life science professional development (K-8 standards) workshop: Plant adaptation. Cumberland county. NC.
  • 02/18/2012: CDHS Professional Development Workshop “Battle Hymn of Plants”. Fayetteville State University.
  • 06/28 2011: CDHS  Professional Development Workshop “Fighting Plants”. Fayetteville State University.
  • 02/09/ 2009:  Bioinformatics workshop for FSU RISE program.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited

  • Lieceng Zhu. Transient Heat Stress Compromises Resistance of Wheat Seedlings to Hessian Fly-A Journey of Scientific Exploration with Students at Fayetteville State University. Oral online presentation. Fall 2014 TCAP undergrad online meeting. October 23, 2014. Location: http://passel.unl.edu/communities/tcapundergrads.
  • Lieceng Zhu. Metabolic Profiles of Wheat Plants in Responses to Hessian Fly Infestation. Oral presentation. College of Plant Protection. May 28, 2010. Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry. Yangling, Shaanxi China
  • Lieceng Zhu. Metabolic Profiles of Wheat Plants in Responses to Hessian Fly Infestation. Oral presentation. May 27, 2010. College of Agriculture. Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry. Yangling, Shaanxi China
  • Lieceng Zhu, Ming-Shun Chen, and Xiang Liu. Profiling metabolites in wheat plants in responding to Hessian flies infestation. Oral presentation. 19th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop. March 28-31, 2010. Charleston, SC.

Contributed

  1. Lieceng Zhu. Transient heat stress compromises the resistance of wheat (Poale: Poaceae) seedling to Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infestation. 88th annual meeting of southeastern branch Entomological Society of America. Greensville, SC. Mar. 2-4.
  2. Yaleaka Currie, Lieceng Zhu, and Ming-Shun Chen. Influence of unusual heat stress on resistance of wheat plans to Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) infestation. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, TN. Nov. 11-14, 2012.
  3. Lieceng Zhu. Biology at Fayetteville State University: Challenges and Opportunities. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV. 13-16, 2011.
  4. Lieceng Zhu. (Presenter & Author), Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, “Perturbation of membrane lipid metabolism in wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedling caused by Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) attacks.,” the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 12-15, 2010.
  5. Lieceng Zhu, Liu and M.S. Chen. Differential accumulation of phytohormones in wheat seedlings attacked by avirulent and virulent Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) larvae. Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of Entomology Society of America. December 13-16, 2009. Indianapolis, IN
  6. Lieceng Zhu. Memory of Plant. Oral presentation. Department of Natural Science. Fayetteville State University. April 11, 2008. Fayetteville, NC
  7. Lieceng Zhu. Exploring the interspecies interaction between plants and parasites-The past and future. 6th Annual FSU-RISE Research Colloquium. Fayetteville State University. March 14, 2008. Fayetteville, NC
  8. Lieceng Zhu, X. Liu, X.M. Liu, J.C. Reese and M. Chen. Hessian fly infestation induces shift of metabolic pathways in wheat plants. Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of Entomology Society of America. December 10-13, 2006. Indianapolis, IN
  9. Lieceng Zhu,M. Liu, X. Liu, J. Reese and M. Chen. Differential changes in metabolic pathways in wheat plants induced by Hessian fly infestation. Oral presentation. 17th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop. April 9 -12, 2006. West Lafayette, IN
  10. Lieceng Zhu and C.M. Smith. Greenbug resistance genes in wheat: Gene maps and resistance categories. Oral presentation.16th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop. March 21-24, 2004. Baton Rouge, LA
  11. Lieceng Zhu and C.M. Smith. Genetic characteristics of wheat genes conferring tolerance to the greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani). Poster display. 16th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop. March 21-24, 2004. Baton Rouge, LA
  12. Lieceng Zhu, C.M. Smith, A. Fritz and M.B. Flinn. Genetic characteristics of a wheat gene conferring tolerance to the greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani). Poster display. Annual Meeting of Entomology Society of America. October 26-30, 2003. Cincinnati, OH
  13. Lieceng Zhu. Transposable element mediated insect transformation. Oral presentation. Department of Entomology, KSU. Spring semester, 2003. Manhattan, KS
  14. Lieceng Zhu,C. Rudd and Y. Jin. Pre-anthesis drought and heat stress on Fusarium Head Blight development in spring wheat. Poster display. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. December 10-12, 2001. Erlanger, KY
  15. Lieceng Zhu, J.C. Rudd and Y. Yan. Applying simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in screening Frusarium Head Blight resistant parents. Poster display. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. December 10-12, 2001. Erlanger, KY
  16. Lieceng Zhu, J.C. Rudd and Y. Yan. Applying simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in screening Frusarium Head Blight resistant parents. Oral presentation. 86th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences. April, 2001. Vermillion, SD
  17. Lieceng Zhu, J.C. Rudd, Y. Jin, X. Zhang, R. Rudd and T.E. Shumacher. The effect of drought stress on scab development of spring wheat. Poster display. 22nd Hard Winter Wheat Workers Workshop. February 18-20, 2001. Kansas City, MO
  18. Lieceng Zhu, J.C. Rudd, Y. Jin, X. Zhang, R. Rudd and T.E. Shumacher. The effect of drought stress on scab development of spring wheat. Poster display. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. December 10-12, 2000. Erlanger, KY

 

PROFESSORIAL SERVICE

 Supervise Graduate Students In Research

08/ 2014-12/2014

  • Chair, Thesis Committee of Melanie Boney (MS Biology, graduated fall, 2014).
  • Thesis: Variation in yield components and seed protein, oil, and fatty acid content in the md 96-5722 by ‘spencer’ recombinant inbred line (ril) population of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]

2011-May 2014

  • Thesis Advisor of Yaleaka Currie (MS Biology, graduated spring, 2014)
  • Thesis: Heat stress causes degradation of polar lipids in wheat near-isogenic lines resistant and susceptible to hessian fly (Mayteiola destructor) infestation.

2011-12/ 2014.

  • Thesis Advisor of Joshua Underwood (MS Biology, graduated  fall, 2014)
  • Thesis: Exogenous application of salicylic acid can prevent the loss of wheat resistance [Triticum aestivum] to hessian fly larvae [mayetiola destructor] biotype vh9 under high temperature stress.

 Member of graduate student thesis committee for graduate students

  • Richard Bazzelle (MS Biology, 2009-2012)
  • Sabrina Andrea Burgado (MS Biology, 2009-2011)
  • Melanie Boney (Ms Biology, 2011-2014)

Mentored students in research

  • Supervised six additional graduate students in research and publication
  • Supervised 14 undergraduate students in research

 Reviewer of Grant

 2/12/13-3/12/13: EPA science to achieve results (STAR) review panel

 Reviewer of manuscript

Reviewed manuscripts for the following journals:

  • Agronomy Journal (2015)
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2013)
  • Journal of Atlas Biology (2011, 2012)
  • Environmental Entomology (2011)
  • Journal of Insect Science (2011, 2013)
  • Arthropod-Plant Interactions (2011)
  • Journal of Economic Entomology (2009, 2011, 2015)
  • Scientific reports (2015)

Moderator in Professional conferences

  •  Co-Moderator for P-IE: Host plant resistance and transgenic crops. 88th Annual Meeting Of Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America. Greensville, SC. Mar. 2-4.
  • Co-Moderator for  MS student oral competition IV. 88th Annual Meeting Of Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America. Greensville, SC. Mar. 2-4.
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