Qiang Sun, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Office: CBB 348
(715) 346-3624Email: email@example.com
Ph.D., Plant Structure and Evolution - Tohoku University, Japan
M.S., Plant Anatomy - Xiamen University, China
B.S., Botany - Xiamen University, China
Biol 101 - General Biology
Biol 100 - Biological Principles and the Human Environment
Biol 130 -
Introduction to Plant Biology
Biol 331/531 - Plant Anatomy
Biol 399 - Independent Study in Biology
Biol 428/628 - Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop
Biol 499 - Internship in Biology
Honors and Awards
| Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point|
University Scholar Award, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
|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 |||
American Society of Plant Biologists
Botanical Society of America
Current Research Grants
|2016-19||Roper MC, Canto D,
Sun Q, McElrome AJ. Characterization of Xylella fastidiosa plant cell wall degradation and inhibition of the Type II secretion machinery. California Department of Food and Agriculture. |
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.|
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.|
|2017||Massonnet M, Balderas RF, Galarneau E, Miki S, Lawrence D,
Sun Q, Wallis CM, Baumgartner K, Cantu D. 2017.
Neofusicoccum parvum colonization of the grapevine woody stem triggers asynchronous host responses at the site of infection and in the leaves.
Frontiers in Plant Science.
Sun Q, Sun YL, Juzenas K. 2017. Immunogold scanning electron microscopy can reveal the polysaccharide architecture of xylem cell walls.
Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 2231-2244. (Cover article).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 article)
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 article)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Q, Suzuki M. 2001. Quantitative character variations of cambial derivatives in mangroves and their functional significance.
Trees 15: 249-261.
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.
Sun Q, Lin P. Wood structure of Aegiceras corniculatum and its ecological adaptations to salinities. Hydrobiologia 352: 61-66.
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