Prof. Ziping Zhang, Professor

Prof. Ziping Zhang, Professor

College of Animal Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University



My research interests include aquatic stress physiology and molecular ecotoxicology; aquatic molecular immunology; aquatic reproductive physiology; aquatic genetics and breeding. I have more than thirty years’ research experience in related fields. I have received more than twenty research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the National Key Research and Development Project of China, the National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (GLFC, USA & Canada). I have published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and received several academic awards from academic organizations such as the Chinese Fisheries Society. I have a lot of experience in review of academic articles submitted to top journals in the field and review of research proposals submitted to NIH, NSFC, the National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation of Kazakhstan, and other scientific foundations. I also have worked as a technical consultant to provide professional guidance for the industry for many years.


  • 2018- PI. Heredity and molecular mechanism of stress-resistance traits of abalone. Source of Funding: the National Key Research and Development Project of China. RMB¥4,500,000. (Award Number: 2018YFD0900304-5).
  • 2018- PI. Application of genome editing in innovation and industrialization of Fugu seed industry. Source of Funding: Fujian Marine and Fisheries Bureau. RMB¥3,000,000. (Award Number: KLG18H01A).
  • 2017- PI. Molecular mechanism of specific immune priming and function of eyestalk in specific immune priming in Scylla paramamosain. Source of Funding: National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). RMB¥8200,000. (Award Number: 31672681).
  • 2016- PI. Special research grant awards for Leading University Professor of Fujian Province. Source of Funding: Fujian Education Bureau. RMB¥6,000,000.
  • 2010- 2014 PI. Development of transcriptome-based biomarkers from melanoma in hybrid fish. Source of Funding: The National Institute of Health. $221,250. (Award Number: R15CA147871).
  • 2009- 2016 PI. Development of a PCR based method for fertility assessment male sea lamprey. Source of Funding: The Great Lake Fisheries Commission. $150,000. (Award Number: 001857-052009).
  • 2011-2014 Co-PI. Evaluation of Petroleum-Derived Hydrocarbons Accumulation in Menhaden and Potential for Trophic Transfer (Continuation Year 2). Source of Funding: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries-LSU. $302,795.
  • 2012-2015 Co-PI. Transcriptome analysis on immunosuppression of abalone in responses to high temperature and hypoxia. Source of Funding: NSFC. RMB¥700,000. (Award Number: 41176152).
  • 2011-2014 Co-PI. Transcriptome analysis of eyestalk regulation of gonad development in mud crab Scylla paramamosain. Source of Funding: NSFC. RMB¥340,000. (Award Number: 31072200)
  • 2009-2011 Co-PI. Studies on the molecular mechanism of abalone imposex caused by TBT. Source of Funding: NSFC. RMB¥280,000. (Award Number: 20877034).


Contact details

College of Animal Science
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
15 Shangxiadian, Fuzhou, 350002
Fujian, China
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