Deshui Zhang, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Group Leader
Dr. Zhang is presently a senior scientist and group leader in the expression technology team at Ventria Bioscience (Davis, CA). After receiving his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Institute of Genetics and Developments, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Dr. Zhang worked at Texas Tech University as a Postdoctoral Fellow and major participant in a McKnight Foundation-funded Collaborative Crop Research Program and an NSF-funded wheat functional genomics project. In 2003 he was a Senior Research Associate at North Carolina State University, working in the field of cotton fiber genomics and molecular biology. Since beginning at Ventria in 2005 he has worked to develop recombinant protein expression technologies and produce industrial and pharmaceutical recombinant proteins. Dr. Zhang's research has focused on plant genetics and breeding, crop genomics, and plant molecular biology. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous abstracts, several book chapters, and holds three patents.