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Ohio University-Athens locates in a small town at the the edge of Appalachian mountains where it is surrounded by the Wayne National Forest. Over 30% of the campus area is planted with numerous trees, of which the most famous ones are the OHIO's renowned cherry blossom trees, followed by many oaks and maples. Here it has a clearly-separated four seasons. The temperate weather with good water condition developed a beautiful and peaceful living environment. The city, Athens, has received the title of Best College Small Town for many years. It offers an exceptional opportunity for young people to live and study.

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April 13, 2021

We developed a novel machine learning approach to discover the most promising but functionally unknown F-box gene candidates for funcitonal genomic studies. The work is accepted for publication by Frontiers in Plant Science-Plant Physiology. Congratulations to Yang and Madhura.

April 11, 2021

Congratulations to Madhura for being selected as the first-place winner of OHIO Graduate Student Senate Student EXPO 2021 Sponsored Awards in the category of Life and Biomedical Sciences.

April 9, 2021

Congratulations to Noah for receiving the 2021 Norman S. Cohn Summer Fellowship.

January 27, 2021

The first review article from the lab appeared in Plants. Congratulations to Paymon.

January 16, 2021

Through a large scale of genomic studies on modeling the duplication process of the plant F-box gene familiy, Dr. Hua presented a novel dual evolutionary model of plant F-box genes in his paper published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

November 21, 2020

A manuscript through collaboration with Dr. Xuehua Zhong's lab in studying the role of SCFCFK1 in epigenomic regulation by targeting DRM2 for ubiquitylation and degradation appeared in New Phytologist.

August 31, 2020

An enjoyable story appeared on Ohio Forum to talk about the research process of our recently published Plant Journal article on ask1.

July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Paymon to successfully defend his thesis research!

July 9, 2020

Our manuscript studying the functions of ASK1-containing SCF complexes has been accepted for publication in The Plant Journal. Congratulations to Madhura, Peifeng, Fanglei and Abby!

April 1, 2020

Dr. Hua received the Promotion & Tenure Notification letter of "Associate Professor with Tenure". Big thanks to everyone that made this happened!

October 25, 2019

Welcome Noah to join the lab.

September 5, 2019

Welcome Miranda to join the lab.

October 1, 2018

Welcome Abby to join the lab.

September 25, 2018

Farewell party for Dr. Gao. Dr. Gao joined us in April 2, 2018 and carried out a 6 months of productive senior visiting scientist research in the lab. We miss you, Dr. Gao.

September 10, 2018

Welcome Mateo to join the lab.

September 3, 2018

Welcome Peifeng and Alex to join the lab.

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Hua to receive an NSF-CAREER award, "the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty".

May 3, 2018

Welcome Matthew to join the lab.

April 30, 2018

Congratulations to Paymon Doroodian and William Vu to publish the first research article in their science career with Dr. Hua in The Plant Journal.

April 12, 2018

Congratulations to William Vu to win the 1st place in 2018 student EXPO science competition!

April 9, 2018

Congratulations to Dr Hua's paper being accepted by PeerJ.

April 2, 2018

Welcome Dr. Zhenyu Gao to join the lab for a six-month of visiting research on protein ubiquitylation.

March 15, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Hua to receive 3 PACE funds for supporting undergraduate research programs in the lab.

January 15, 2018

Welcome Madhura to join the lab.

December 6, 2017

The storage space of the lab high performance bioinformatic server has been upgraded to 32 TBs (terabytes) to meet the requirement of several ongoing omics projects.

December 4, 2017

Congratulations to William Vu to be enrolled into the College of Dentistry at the Ohio State University! Well Done, Will!

August 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Hua's review article for being accepted by Frontiers in Plant Science. This is the most comprehensive review article to date in molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress responses in plants. The article was written by several experts in the field through an international collaboration. Thanks Professor Ruth Grene at Virginia Tech for leading the project.

March 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Zhihua Hua to win the third time of 2 PACE funds for supporting undergraduate research programs in the lab. The last two PACE students (William Vu and Jacob Sieg) in the lab won two Provost's Undergraduate Research Funds, one of the most prestigious undergraduate research awards, in the 2016-2017 academic year. We welcome excellent and dedicated undergraduate researchers from biology, chemistry, plant biology, and computer science majors to apply for these two positions available now through the coming 2017-2018 academic year.

March 13, 2017

Welcome Paymon Doroodian to join the lab for developing molecular biologyand biochemistry research experience in the lab.

January 1, 2017

Welcome Charles Ndiaye to join the lab for accumulating undergraduate research experience in biotechnology.

January 9, 2017

The Nikon epifluorescence and Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscope is up to running in the lab.

December 12, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Zhihua Hua to win the Baker Fund award, one of the most competitive internal awards at Ohio University.

November 29, 2017

Congratulations to Caroline Siegert and Jacob Sieg to win The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund, one of the most prestigious undergraduate research awards.

November 29, 2017

Congratulations to William Vu to win The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund, one of the most prestigious undergraduate research awards.

September 1, 2017

Welcome Caroline Siegert to join the lab for Honor Tutorial College non-thesis undergraduate research.

October 13, 2016

Dr. Hua gave a talk in the International Workshop of Genetic Basis and Breeding Technologies on High-Yield Superior Rice at China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou, China.

September 1, 2016

AKTA-FPLC is up to running in the lab.

July 10, 2016

Dr. Hua presented the lab research at ASPB 2016 annual meeting and gave a talk in the Concurrent Symposium.

May 1, 2016

Welcome Jacob Sieg to join the lab for undergraduate research.

April 15, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Hua to receive the Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) award, one of the most competitive internal awards at Ohio University.

May 1, 2015

Welcome William Vu to join the lab for undergraduate research.

January 21, 2015

Welcome Andrew Rose, a PBIO sophomore undergraduate student, to join the lab.

December 8, 2014

New shelves have been installed on our first bench and a new bench designed for radioactive experiments has been added at the back corner of the lab. We have finally set up all instruments and furniture in the lab.

September 1, 2014

Welcome Dr. Fanglei Liao for 1 year of visiting scientist research.

August 15, 2014

Grand opening day