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Department of Plant Pathology

Dr. Sanzhen Liu

Dr. Sanzhen Liu

Associate Professor

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Kansas State University
4729 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1379
Fx: +1-785-532-5692


  • Ph.D. Genetics with a minor in Statistics, Iowa State University, 2010
  • M.S. Molecular Microbiology, Xiamen University, 2000
  • B.S. Microbiology with minor in Computer Science, Xiamen University, 1997


Cloning and characterization of pathogen resistant genes, drought resistant genes and other important crop genes via efficient mapping and cloning strategies. Assembly and annotation of plant and microbe's genomes. Kmer analysis to characterize genome features. Adaption of cutting-edge genomic technologies to facilitate plant genetic and genomic studies.


Staff & Students

  • Mingxia Zhao, Fellow Post-Doc
  • Cheng He, Fellow Post-Doc
  • Guifang Lin, Fellow Post Doc
  • Tej Man Tamang Fellow Post Doc
  • Ravi Bika, Ph.D. Student


  • PPTH613: Bioinformatics Applications, Spring