Lei Zhang


  Associate Prof. Zhang Lei


  Contact Information:

  Mailing Address:

  College of Life Sciences

  Northwest A&F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi 712100

  P. R. China

  Phone: (86) 29 87092087

  Fax: (86) 29 87092087

  E-mail: zhanglei0075@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  Office: North Campus, Science Building, College of Life Sciences, E208


  Research Interests:

  1. Plant-microbe interaction;

  2. Diversity, systematics and ecological roles of endophytes


  Education Experiences:

  Wuhan University, Biochemistry and molecular biology (major), Ph.D. 2009

  Wuhan University, Biological Sciences (major), B. S. 2004


  Professional Experiences:

  Associate Professor in College of Life Science, Norwest A&F University (2013-)

  Lecturer in College of Life Science, Norwest A&F University (2009-2012)



  Chen C, Xin K, Liu H, Cheng J, Shen X, Wang Y, Zhang L*. Pantoea alhagi, a novel endophytic bacterium with ability to improve growth and drought tolerance in wheat. Sci Rep. 2017, 7:41564. <IF="4.3>

  Si M, Wang Y, Zhang B, Zhao C, Kang Y, Bai H, Wei D, Zhu L, Zhang L, Dong TG, Shen X. The Type VI Secretion System Engages a Redox-Regulated Dual-Functional Heme Transporter for Zinc Acquisition. Cell Rep. 2017, 20(4):949-959. <IF="8.3>

  Lei Zhang#, Jun Zhong#, Hao Liu, Kaiyun Xin, Chaoqiong Chen, Qiqi Li, Yahong Wei, Yao Wang, Fei Chen*, Xihui Shen*. Complete genome sequence of the drought resistance-promoting endophyte Klebsiella sp. LTGPAF-6F. J Biotechnol, 2017, 246:36-39.

  Zhao R, Song Y, Dai Q, Kang Y, Pan J, Zhu L, Zhang L, Wang Y, Shen X. A starvation-induced regulator, RovM, acts as a switch for planktonic/biofilm state transition in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Sci Rep. 2017, 7:639. <IF="4.3>

  Tietao Wang#, Meiru Si#, Yunhong Song#, Yao Wang, Fen Gao, Weipeng Zhang, Lei Zhang, Gehong Wei, Zhao-Qing Luo, Xihui Shen*. Type VI secretion system transports Zn2+ to combat multiple stresses and host immunity. PLoS Pathogens 2015 Jul 2;11(7):e1005020.   <IF=7.5>

  Yunhong Song, Xiao Xiao, Changfu Li, Tietao Wang, Ruoxi Zhao, Weipeng Zhang, Lei Zhang, Yao Wang and Xihui Shen*. The dual transcriptional regulator RovM regulates the expression of AR3- and T6SS4-dependent acid survival systems in response to nutritional status in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Environmental Microbiology 2015, 17(11):4631-45.  <IF=6.24>

  Zhu L#, Si M#, Li C, Xin K, Chen C, Shi X, Huang R, Zhao L, Shen X, Zhang L*. Sphingomonas gei sp. nov., isolated from roots of Geum aleppicum. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015, doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.000074.

  Wei L#, Si M#, Long M, Zhu L, Li C, Shen X, Wang Y, Zhao L, Zhang L*. Rhizobacter bergeniae sp. nov., isolated from the root of Bergenia scopulosa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015, 65:479-484.

  Si M#, Zhang L#, Chaudhry MT#, Ding W, Xu Y, Chen C, Akbar A, Shen X*, Liu SJ. Corynebacterium glutamicum methionine sulfoxide reductase A uses both mycoredoxin and thioredoxin for regeneration and oxidative stress resistance. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015, pii: AEM.04221-14.

  Si MR#, Zhang L#, Yang ZF, Xu YX, Liu YB, Jiang CY, Wang Y, Shen XH*, Liu SJ. NrdH Redoxin Enhances Resistance to Multiple Oxidative Stresses by Acting as a Peroxidase Cofactor in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014, 80(5):1750-1762.

  Zhu L#, Long M#, Si M, Wei L, Li C, Zhao L, Shen X, Wang Y, Zhang L*. Asticcacaulis endophyticus sp. nov., a prosthecate bacterium isolated from the root of Geum aleppicum. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2014, 64:3964-3969.

  Zhu L#, Xin K#, Chen C, Li C, Si M, Zhao L, Shi X, Zhang L*, Shen X*. Sphingobium endophyticus sp. nov., isolated from the root of Hylomecon japonica. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10482-015-0392-8

  Wei L#, Ouyang S#, Wang Y, Shen X, Zhang L*. Solirubrobacter phytolaccae sp. nov., an endophytic bacterium isolated from roots of Phytolacca acinosa Roxb. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2014, 64:858-862.

  Zhang L#, Shi X#, Si M, Li C, Zhu L, Zhao L, Shen X, Wang Y*. Rhizobium smilacinae sp. nov., an endophytic bacterium isolated from the leaf of Smilacina japonica. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2014, 106(4):715-723.

  Zhang L, Si M, Zhu L, Li C, Wei Y, Shen X*. Draft genome sequence of Nafulsella turpanensis ZLM-10T, a novel member of the family Flammeovirgaceae. Genome Announcements, 2014, pii: e00263-14.

  Zhang L, Wei L, Zhu L, Li C, Wang Y, Shen X*. Pseudoxanthomonas gei sp. nov., a novel endophytic bacterium isolated from the stem of Geum aleppicum. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 2014, 105: 653-661.

  Zhang L#, Zhu L#, Si M, Li C, Zhao L, Wei Y, Shen X*. Solirubrobacter taibaiensis sp. nov., isolated from a stem of Phytolacca acinosa Roxb. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2014, 106(2):279-285.

  Zhang L, Wang Y, Wei L, Wang Y, Shen X*, Li S. Taibaiella smilacinae gen. nov., sp. nov., an endophytic member of the family Chitinophagaceae isolated from the stem of Smilacina japonica, and emended description of Flavihumibacter petaseus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2013, 63:3769-3776.

  Zhang L, Zhu L, Wei L, Li C, Wang Y, Shen X*. Pontibacter toksunensis sp. nov., isolated from soil, and emended descriptions of Pontibacter roseus and Pontibacter akesuensis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2013, 63:4462-4468.

  Zhang L, Qin B, Jia Z, Wei G*. Flavitalea gansuensis sp. nov., isolated from soil from an arid area, and emended descriptions of the genus Flavitalea and Flavitalea populi. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2013, 63:490-495.

  Zhang L, Shen X, Liu Y, Li S*. Nafulsella turpanensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from soil of an arid area in Xinjiang, China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2013, 63:1639-1645.

  Zhang L, Wu GL, Wang Y, Dai J, Fang C*. Bacillus deserti sp. nov., a novel bacterium isolated from the desert of Xinjiang, China. Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, 2011, 99:221-229.

  Zhang L, Bai J, Wu GL, Wang Y, Dai J, Fang CX*. Lysobacter korlensis sp. nov. and Lysobacter bugurensis sp. nov., isolated from soil in north-west China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2011, 61:2259-2265.

  Zhang L, Qin BF, Wang Y, Dai J, Fang CX*. Deinococcus soli sp. nov., a gamma- and UV-radiation-resistant bacterium from north-west China. Microbiology, 2011, 80:826-833.

  Zhang W#, Wang Y#, Song Y, Wang T, Xu S, Peng Z, Lin X, Zhang L, Shen X*. A type VI secretion system regulated by OmpR in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis functions to maintain intracellular pH homeostasis. Environ Microbiol, 2013, 15(2):557-569.

  Xu S#, Peng Z#, Cui B, Wang T, Song Y, Zhang L, Wei G, Wang Y*, Shen X*. FliS modulates FlgM activity by acting as a noncanonical chaperone to control late flagellar gene expression, motility and biofilm formation in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Environ Microbiol, 2014, 16(4):1090-1104.

  Liu YB, Chen C, Chaudhry MT, Si MR, Zhang L, Wang Y, Shen XH*. Enhancing Corynebacterium glutamicum robustness by over-expressing a gene, mshA, for mycothiol glycosyltransferase. Biotechnol Lett. 2014, 36(7):1453-1459.

  Si M, Long M, Chaudhry MT, Xu Y, Zhang P, Zhang L, Shen X*. Functional Characterization of Corynebacterium glutamicum Mycothiol S-Conjugate Amidase. PLoS One. 2014, 9(12):e115075.

  Ding W, Si M, Zhang W, Zhang Y, Chen C, Zhang L, Lu Z, Chen S, Shen X*. Functional characterization of a vanillin dehydrogenase in Corynebacterium glutamicum . Sci Rep. 2015, 5:8044.

  Liu YB, Long MX, Yin YJ, Si MR, Zhang L, Lu ZQ, Wang Y, Shen XH*. Physiological roles of mycothiol in detoxification and tolerance to multiple poisonous chemicals in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Arch Microbiol, 2013, 195(6):419-429.




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