Tian-Qi Zhang had successfully defended his Ph.D's dissertation on 8th Sept, as the first Ph.D graduated from Jia-Wei Wang's laboratory.

Zhang joined our lab in 2011, as one of the founders. During his Ph.D study, he focused on plant shoot regeneration and the relative molecular mechanisms, especially the roles of miRNA and cytokinin. Some parts of his work have been published. The dissertation committee, chaired by Xiao-Ya Chen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, spoke highly of Zhang's work and report.