Professor Zhong gets deep in the weeds

Professor Zhong is highlighted in this issue of Grow, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences quarterly magazine. In the article, professor Zhong talks about her research with the plant Arabidopsis thaliana and how epigenetics changes individual plants through gene regulation:

The epigenome, it turns out, is very responsive to environmental cues not only in plants but also in mammals. Zhong and Denu are part of a campus-wide Epigenetics Hub with researchers who are studying how multitudes of external factors, from lifestyle and diet to trauma and early life experiences, can influence chromatin to cause changes in which genes are turned on or off.

Read the full article here: here.