Shaoqun Zhou (Simon)

Plant Biology Graduate Field
Cornell University 
412 Mann Library, Ithaca NY 14853


I am an plant biology PhD student interested in the interactions between plants and their biotic environments. My thesis project investigates the genetic control of biochemical interactions between maize and Fusarium graminearum using an integrated metabolomics, molecular biology, and quantitative genetics apporach. This project is guided by Dr. Georg Jander (chair), Dr. Gary Bergstrom, and Dr. Rebecca Nelson.

My undergraduate research experiences focused on population genetics and phylogenetics of Rhododendron delavayi in southwestern China and eastern Yunnan as well as palynology of the Rhododendron genus.