Qiang Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: TNR 237
Phone: (715) 346-2737
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Email: qsun@uwsp.edu
 

Education

Ph.D., Plant Structure and Evolution - Tohoku University, Japan (2001)
M.S., Plant Anatomy - Xiamen University, China (1990)
B.S., Botany - Xiamen University, China (1987)

Courses

Biol 101 - General Biology
Biol 130 - Introduction to Plant Biology​
Biol 331/351 - Plant Anatomy
Biol 399 - Independent Study in Biology
Biol 499 - Internship in Biology

Honors and Awards

2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2011 Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2007 Best Poster Award (BSA Structure and Development Section), Botany & Plant Biology 2007 (Joint Annual Meeting of Botanical Society of America and American Society of Plant Biologists)
2004 Membership of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture
1997-2001 Japanese Government Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
1995 Best Research Paper, 2nd Annual Academic Conference (Fujian) for Young Scientists of China Association for Science and Technology
1994 Distinguished Teacher honor, Xiamen University, China
1994 Huaqiang Faculty Scholarship, Xiamen University, China
1994 Distinguished Teacher honor, Department of Biology, Xiamen University, China
1992 Distinguished Teacher honor, Department of Biology, Xiamen University, China
1990 Kwang-Hua Scholarship, Kwang-Hua Education Foundation, China
 

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Botanical Society of America (BSA)​
 

Current Research Grants

2010-2012 Sun Q, Labavitch JM. Clarification of xylem features limiting the entry and systemic spread of Xylella fastidiosa in grapevines” USDA-University of California Pierce’s Disease Research Grants Program.
2008-2011 Labavitch JM, Sun Q. Do cell wall structures limit Xylella fastidiosa distribution in inoculated Pierce’s disease susceptible and resistant grapevines?” California Department of Food and Agriculture.
 

Select Publications

20​13 Sun Q, Sun YL, Walker MA, Labavitch LM. Vascular occlusions in grapevines with Pierce’s disease make disease symptom development worse. Plant Physiology 161: 1529-1541.  pdf
20​11 Sun Q, Greve LC, Labavitch LM. Polysaccharide compositions of intervessel pit membranes contribute to Pierce’s disease resistance of grapevines. Plant Physiology 155: 1976-1987.  pdf
2010 Pérez-Donoso AG, Sun Q, Roper C, Greve LC, Kirkpatrick BC, Labavitch LM. Cell wall-degrading enzymes enlarge the pore size of intervessel pit membranes in healthy and Xylella fastidiosa-infected grapevines. Plant Physiology 152: 1748-1759.  pdf
2008 Sun Q, Rost, TL, Matthews MA. 2008. Wound-induced vascular occlusions in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.): tyloses in summer and gels in winter. American Journal of Botany 95: 1498-1505.  pdf
2007 Sun Q, Rost TL, Reid MS, Matthews MA. 2007. Ethylene and not embolism is required for wound-induced tylose development in stems of grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) Plant Physiology 145: 1629-1636. (Featured articlepdf
2006 Sun Q, Rost TL, Matthews MA. 2006. Pruning-induced tylose development in stems of current-year shoots of Vitis vinifera (Vitaceae). American Journal of Botany 93: 1567-1576. (Cover articlepdf
2005 Sun Q, Yoda K, Suzuki H. 2005. Internal axial light conduction in the stems and roots of herbaceous plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 56: 191-203.  pdf
2004 Sun Q, Kobayashi K, Suzuki M. 2004. Intercellular space system in xylem rays of pneumatophores in Sonneratia alba (Sonneratiaceae) and its possible functional significance. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 25: 141-154.  pdf
2004 Sun Q, Yoda K, Suzuki H. Spectral properties of light conducted in stems of woody plants show marked seasonal differences suggesting a close relationship with photomorphogenesis. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 25: 91-101.  pdf
2003 Sun Q, Yoda K, Suzuki M, Suzuki H. 2003. Vascular tissue in the stem and roots of woody plants can conduct light. Journal of Experimental Botany 387: 1627-1635.  pdf
2001 Sun Q, Suzuki M. 2001. Quantitative character variations of cambial derivatives in mangroves and their functional significance. Trees 15: 249-261.  pdf
2000 Sun Q, Suzuki M. Wood anatomy of mangrove plants in Iriomote Island of Japan: a comparison with mangrove plants from lower latitudes. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 51: 37-55.  pdf
1997 Sun Q, Lin P. Wood structure of Aegiceras corniculatum and its ecological adaptations to salinities. Hydrobiologia 352: 61-66.  pdf


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