Welcome to my world, imagination and reality! I am Zhihua (Zee-wha) Hua, a plant biologist, currently working as an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In August 2014, I will join the Department of Environmental and Plant biology at Ohio University as an Assistant Professor to establish a Plant Ubiquitylation Laboratory (www.hua-lab.com). The lab will focus on the study of the ubiquitin-26S proteasome system in Arabidopsis thaliana and rice.
The lab is accepting graduate students who have a strong interest in biological sciences and a good academic record (>1 publication). Visiting scholars with self-financial support and volunteers searching for bioinformatics/omics research experience are always welcome. We are also looking for 1~2 postdocs (contingent on funding) who have excellent research experience in plant molecular biology and biochemistry.
My imagination is consumed with thoughts of how life is created and regulated. To appreciate the realities of life, I use plants as a working model and aim to build a system, which can integrate the information from evolutionary history, genomic patterns, biochemical reactions, as well as the performance of individuals. My interests in sciences range from genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry to evolutionary biology, genomics, proteomics, computational programming, and statistics.