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Qiang Sun


Professor Sun conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California-Davis, then joined the Department of Biology at UW-Stevens Point in 2007. Sun’s research interests are in ecological, physiological and pathological xylem anatomy, host plant-pathogen interactions, plant ecophysiology and plant photomorphogenesis. Professor Sun is a manuscript reviewer for more than 12 major scientific journals in the field of plant science.


  • UWSP Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology (2016)
  • UWSP University Scholar Award (2014)
  • UWSP Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology (2013 & 2011)


Ingel, B., Reyes, C., Massonnet, M., Boudreau, B., Sun, Y., Sun, Q., EcElrone A. K., Cantu, D., Roper, M. C. (2021). Xyella fastidiosa casues transcriptional shifts that precede tylose formation and starch depletion in xylem. Molecular Plant Pathology. 22: 175-188.

Alkasrawi, M., Rajangam, A. S., Tawalbeh, M., Kafiah, F., Al-Othman, A., Al-Asheh, S., Sun, Q. (2020). Techno-economic anaylsis and a novel assessment technique of paper mill sludge conversion to bioethanol toward sustainable energy production. International Journal of Energy Research 44: 12602-12613.


  • American Journal of Botany, Associate editor (2014-present)
  • American Society of Plant Biologists (2007–2010)
  • Botanical Society of America, Member (2007–present)
  • BSA Developmental and Structural Section, Member (2007–present)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, Member (2004–present)

The faculty in our department have expertise covering
all different fields of biology. We can provide students
with excellent learning and research experiences
from molecule to ecosystem.

-Qiang Sun


When he was growing up, he wanted to be a jet pilot.

Professor of Biology
Electron Microscopy Laboratory director

CBB 348


Ph.D. - Plant Structure and Evolution
Tohoku University, Japan

M.S. - Plant Anatomy
Xiamen University, China

B.S. - Botany
Xiamen University, China


Biological Principles and the Human Environment
General Biology
Introduction to Plant Biology
Plant Anatomy
Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop