Hongye Zhou

Contact Information:

Phone: 706-542-9729
E-mail: zhou@uga.edu
Department of Genetics
C424 Life Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-9235


  • Ph.D. student, Universtify of Georiga, 2014-Present
  • B.S. in Biology, Wuhan University of Technology, China, 2009-2013

Research and Teaching Positions:

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, University of Georgia, Department of Genetics. February 2015 - present.
  • Graduate student, Rotation, Laboratory of Dr. Scott Jackson, University of Georgia, November 2014 - December 2013.
  • Graduate student, Rotation, Laboratory of Dr. Russell Malmberb, University of Georgia, September 2014 - October 2014.
  • Graduate student, Rotation, Laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Bennetzen, University of Georgia, August 2014- September 2014.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Jin Huang, Wuhan University, May 2013 - September 2013.

Research Interests:

  • I am intersted in how transposable elements are involved and influenced during evolution and adaption in grasses. Plant is the most interesting research target because its immobility, reaction to inclement surroundings and colorful diversity in chromosomal dimension. And transposable elements are very charming for their known mechanisms and many more unknown implications. No matter the ' cut and paste' for DNA or 'replicate and paste' for RNA intermediates makes the transposable elements the 'fossil viruses' in eukaryotic cells.