​PhD, Professor

Chair Professor and Director

Director of the Key Laboratory

Center for Viticulture and Enology  

School of Agriculture and Biology 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Ming Heng District, 880 Dong Chuan Rd

Shanghai, 20024, P.R. China  

Crop Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology of Guangxi

Guangxi Academy Agricultural Sciences

Nanning,Guangxi,PR China



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Post Doc (1990 – 1992) Plant Molecular Genetics, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University.  Research project: Molecular mapping of the host genes for nitrogen fixation (sym  genes) in garden peas  

Ph.D. (1986-1990), Plant Genetics and Breeding, Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading, UK. Thesis title: Reproductive Biology, Isozyme Analysis and Interspecific Hybridization in Arachis.   

M.Phil. (1986-1987), Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading. Directly transferred to the Ph.D. program in 1987.

B.S. (1978-1982),  Department of Crop Sciences, South China Tropical Agriculture University, Hainan, China. Graduate Thesis: Statistical Analysis of the Relationship between the Yield of Rubber Tree and Climatic Factors.



Employment history

2016/5-present Chair Professor,School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.

2013/9–2016/5  Professor, Viticulture and Enology Program, China Agricultural University

2002–2012    Professor, Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, Florida A&M University (FAMU)

1997- 2002   Associate Professor, Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, FAMU 

1992–1997    Assistant Professor, Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, FAMU 



Research, teaching and other academic activies

Jiang Lu's research interests and experiences include improving fruit quality and disease resistance / stress tolerance of grapes through both molecular and conventional breeding approaches; towards understanding the mechanism of molecular interaction between pathogens and host plants; identification, isolation, and characterization of disease / pest resistant genes of grapevines; functional genomics, genome typing and mapping of viticulturally important genes; evaluating and preserving grape germplasm for disease / pest resistance and stress tolerance; allied cultural research, vineyard management and wine making; grape value added / health benefit product evaluation and development.


Jiang Lu has published over 150 research papers in various scientific Journals including AJEV, ASHS, Vitis, Plant Disease, Pyhtopathology, Molecular Plant Pathology; BMC Genomics Food Chemistry, J. Agricultural and Food Chemistry etc. He has also presented his research findings in numerous regional, national and international meetings. He has been invited to give talks in Research Institutions, Government Agencies, and private sectors in US, China and other countries.

Dr. Lu took current position as the chair professor and director of the Center for Viticulture and Enology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2016. His new mission heavily involves in the fast growing Chinese Grape and Wine Industry, while maintaining the academic focus on Viticulture / Grape Breeding research, training under- and graduate students on Viticulture and Enology.  


Through the years, Jiang Lu has taught both under- and graduate courses such as “ Selected Topics in Plant Biotechnology”; “Introduction to Biotechnology”, “Advanced Genomics Research” , “Viticulture Practice”. He has been a Major Professor supervising more than 40 graduate students and some of whom have become outstanding researchers and educators, including dean and vice president in universities.


Dr. Lu has actively served on many academic committee, board and organizations. For example, he served twice in the organization committee of International Congress of Grapevine Genetics and Breeding; he was elected two terms as the chairman of North American Grape Breeders’ Conferences ; he served on the board of Florida Grape Growers Association, and vice president of Florida State Horticultural Society; he was elected as the Chairman of ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturalist Awards Committee and ASHS Outstanding Researcher Awards Selection Committee; hs has been a member of the USDA Grape Germplasm Committee since 1994. He was appointed as a Scientific Advisor of Green Technology, Rural Development Administration in South Korea; member of the Advisory Board, the Beijing Natural Science Foundation, China; member of the Editorial Review Board, Journal of ASEV; Associate Editor for the Journal of "Ann. Rev. Hort. Sci." and “the Journal of Fruit Trees”, China. He has been serving as a peer reviewer for numerous National and International Scientific Journals, State and Federal Funding Agencies, and private sectors. 


 Recent Publications (2012 - ):

  1. Chen, S., Ma, T., Song, S., Li, X., Fu, P., Wu, W., Liu, J., Gao, Y., Ye, W., Dry, I.B., and Lu, J. (2021). Arabidopsis downy mildew effector HaRxLL470 suppresses plant immunity by attenuating the DNA-binding activity of bZIP transcription factor HY5. New Phytol 230, 1562-1577.
  2. Yin, X.J., Gao, Y., Song, S.R., Hassani, D., and Lu, J. (2021). Identification, characterization and functional analysis of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) mitochondrial transcription termination factor (mTERF) genes in responding to biotic stress and exogenous phytohormone. BMC Genomics 22.
  3. Gao, Y., Yin, X., Jiang, H., Hansen, J., Jorgensen, B., Moore, J.P., Fu, P., Wu, W., Yang, B., Ye, W., Song, S., and Lu, J. (2021). Comprehensive Leaf Cell Wall Analysis Using Carbohydrate Microarrays Reveals Polysaccharide-Level Variation between Vitis Species with Differing Resistance to Downy Mildew. Polymers (Basel) 13
  4. Wang, B., Peng, H., Wu, W., Yang, B., Chen, Y., Xu, F., Peng, Y., Qin, Y., Fu, P., and Lu, J. (2021). Genomic insights into biocontrol potential of Bacillus stercoris LJBS06. 3 Biotech 11.
  5. Ma, T., Chen, S., Liu, J., Fu, P., Wu, W., Song, S., Gao, Y., Ye, W., and Lu, J. (2020). Plasmopara viticola effector PvRXLR111 stabilizes VvWRKY40 to promote virulence. Mol. Plant Pathol
  6. Fu, P., Wu, W., Lai, G., Li, R., Peng, Y., Yang, B., Wang, B., Yin, L., Qu, J., Song, S., and Lu, J. (2020). Identifying Plasmopara viticola resistance Loci in grapevine (Vitis amurensis) via genotyping-by-sequencing-based QTL mapping. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 154, 75-84
  7. Liu, J., Chen, S., Ma, T., Gao, Y., Song, S., Ye, W., and Lu, J. (2020). Plasmopara viticola effector PvRXLR53 suppresses innate immunity in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Signaling & Behavior
  8. Tian, S., Yin, X., Fu, P., Wu, W., and Lu, J. (2019). Ectopic Expression of Grapevine Gene VaRGA1 in Arabidopsis Improves Resistance to Downy Mildew and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 but Increases Susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea. Int J Mol Sci 21
  9. Peining Fu, Quanyou Tian, Gongti Lai, Rongfang Li, Jiang Lu, Shiren Song. 2019. Cgr1, a ripe rot resistant QTL in Vitis amurensis ‘Shuang Hong’ Grapevine, Horticulture Research,  HORTRES-01511R
  10. Xia Lan, Yunxiao Liu, Shiren Song, Jiang Lu. 2019. Plasmopara viticola effector PvRXLR131 suppresses plant immunity by targeting plant receptor-like kinase inhibitor BKI1, Molecular Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12790
  11. Gongti Lai,Shiren Song,Yunxiao Liu,Peining Fu,Jiang Xiang,Jiang Lu*. 2018. RPW8 promoter is involved in pathogen- and stress-inducible expression from Vitis pseudoreticulata       Journal of Phytopathology.
  12. Shiren Song, Zheng Wei, Yu Huang, Wenfeng Guo, Changmou Xu, Yali Zhang, Ling Yin, Junjie Qu, Jiang Lu. 2018. Comparison of non-anthocyanin polyphenol accumulation in the berry skins of Muscadine and European grapes during ripening in China. Journal of Food Biochemistry, DOI:10.1111/jfbc.12696
  13. Zheng Wei, Xihua Liu, Yu Huang, Jiang Lu, Yali Zhang. 2018.Volatile aroma compounds in wines from Chinese wild/hybrid species, Journal of Food Biochemistry,
  14. Ling Yin, Junjie Qu, Huiwen Zhou, Xiaohong Shang, Hui Fang, Jiang Lu*, Huabing Yan*. 2018. Comparison of leaf transcriptomes of cassava “Xinxuan 048” diploid and autotetraploid plants. Genes & Genomics, 40(9): 927-935|
  15. Shaoli Liu, Chi Zhang, Nan Chao, Jiang Lu, and Yali Zhang* .2018. Cloning, characterization, and functional investigation of VaHAESA from Vitis amurensis Inoculated with Plasmopara viticola.Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19(4), 1204;
  16. Gongti Lai, Peining Fu, Yunxiao Liu, Jiang Xiang and Jiang Lu *. 2018. Molecular characterization and overexpression of VpRPW8s from Vitis pseudoreticulata enhances resistance to Phytophthora capsici in Nicotiana benthamiana . Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19(3), 839;
  17. Liu Yunxiao, Lan Xia, Song Shiren, Yin Ling, Dry Lan, Qu Junjie, Xiang Jiang, Lu Jiang. 2018. In planta functional analysis and subcellular localization of the oomycete pathogen Plasmopara viticola candidate RXLR effector repertoire. Frontiers in Plant Sicence 9: 286.
  18. Chaoxiao Wang, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu. 2017. Muscadinia rotundifolia ‘Noble’ defense response to Plasmopara viticola inoculation by inducing phytohormone-mediated stilbene accumulation. Protoplasma, 2017, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s00709-017-1118-8
  19. Rongrong He, Jiao Wu, Yali Zhang, Aguero, Cecilia B., Xinlong Li, Shaoli Liu, Chaoxia Wang, Walker, M. Andrew, Jiang Lu. 2017. Overexpression of a thaumatin-like protein gene from Vitis amurensis improves downy mildew resistance in Vitis vinifera grapevine. Protoplasma, 254(4):1579-1589.
  20. Xinlong Li, Yali Zhang, Ling Yin, Jiang Lu. 2017. Overexpression of pathogen-induced grapevine TIR-NB-LRR gene VaRGA1 enhances disease resistance and drought and salt tolerance in Nicotiana benthamiana. Protoplasma, 254(2):957-969.
  21. Jiao Li, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu. 2017. Overexpression of a stress-responsive U-box protein gene VaPUB affects the accumulation of resistance related proteins in Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 112:53-63.
  22.  Yumeng Cai, Wenrui Tu, Yunyun Zu, Jing Yan, Zimo Xu, Jiang Lu, Yali Zhang. 2017. Overexpression of a Grapevine Sucrose Transporter (VvSUC27) in Tobacco Improves Plant Growth Rate in the Presence of Sucrose in vitro. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:1069.
  23. Zheng Wei, Jianming Luo, Yu Huang, Wenfeng Guo, Yali Zhang, Huan Guan, Changmou Xu, Jiang Lu. 2017. Profile of Polyphenol Compounds of Five Muscadine Grapes Cultivated in the United States and in Newly Adapted Locations in China. International Journal of Molecular Science, DOI: 10.3390/ijms18030631
  24. Jiang Xiang, Xinlong Li, Ling Yin, Yunxiao Liu, Yali Zhang, Junjie Qu, Jiang Lu. 2017. A candidate RxLR effector from Plasmopara viticola can elicit immune responses in Nicotiana benthamiana. BMC Plant Biology, DOI: 10.1186/s12870-017-1016-4
  25. Ling Yin, Yunhe An, Junjie Qu, Xinlong Li, Yali Zhang, Dry Ian, Huijuan Wu, Jiang Lu. 2017. Genome sequence of Plasmopara viticola and insight into the pathogenic mechanism. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep46553
  26. Jianming Luo, Zheng Wei, Shengyu Zhang, Xichun Peng, Yu Huang, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu. 2017. Phenolic Fractions from Muscadine Grape "Noble" Pomace can Inhibit Breast Cancer Cell MDA-MB-231 Better than those from European Grape "Cabernet Sauvignon" and Induce S-Phase Arrest and Apoptosis. Journal of Food Science, 82(5):1254-1263.
  27. Jiang Xiang, Xinlong Li, Jiao Wu, Ling Yin, Yali Zhang, Jiang Lu. 2016. Studying the mechanism of Plasmopara viticola RxLR effectors on suppressing plant immunity. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 709.
  28. Jiao Wu, Kevin M Folta, Yifan Xie, Wenming Jiang, Jiang Lu, Yali Zhang. 2016. Overexpression of  Muscadiniarotundifolia CBF2 gene enhances biotic and abiotic stresses tolerance in Arabidopsis. Protoplasma, DOI :10.1007/s00709-015-0939-6
  29. Li, X., Zhang, Y., Yin, L., & Lu, J., 2016. Overexpression of pathogen-induced grapevine TIR-NB-LRR gene VaRGA1 enhances disease resistance and drought and salt tolerance in Nicotiana benthamiana. Protoplasma, DOI:10.1007/s00709 -016-1005-8
  30. Liu S, Wu J, Zhang P, Hasi G, Huang Y, Lu J., Zhang YL. 2016. Response of phytohormones and correlation of SAR signal pathway genes to the different resistance levels of grapevine against Plasmopara viticola infection. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 107: 56-66.
  31. Williams SJ, Yin L, Foley G, Casey LW, Outram MA, Ericsson DJ, Lu J., Boden M, Dry IB and Kobe B. 2016. Structure and function of the TIR domain from the grape NLR protein RPV1. Front. Plant Sci., DOI:10.3389/fpls.2016.01850
  32. Xinlong Li, Ling Yin, Lingjun Ma, Yali Zhang, Yunhe An, Jiang Lu. 2016. Pathogenicity variation and population genetic structure of Plasmopara viticola in China. Journal of Phytopatholoy, 164(11-12): 863-873.
  33. Ying Yu, Li Jiao, Shufang Fu, Ling Yin, Yali Zhang, and Jiang Lu. 2016. Callose Synthase Family Genes Involved in the Grapevine Defense Response to Downy Mildew Disease. Phytopathology, 106(1):56-64.
  34. Xinlong Li, Ling Yin, Lingjun Ma, Yali Zhang, Yunhe An, Jiang Lu. 2016. Pathogenicity variation and population genetic structure of Plasmopara viticola in China. Journal of Phytopatholoy, 164 (11-12) :863-873.
  35. Jiao Wu, Kevin M Folta, Yifan Xie, Wenming Jiang, Jiang Lu, Yali Zhang. 2016. Overexpression of Muscadinia rotundifolia CBF2 gene enhances biotic and abiotic stresses tolerance in Arabidopsis. Protoplasma, 2016:1-13..
  36.  Jiang W, Wu J, Zhang Y, Yin L, Jiang Lu.. 2015. Isolation of a WRKY30 gene from Muscadinia rotundifolia (Michx) and validation of its function under biotic and abiotic stresses. Protoplasma, 252(5):1361-74, 
  37. Yin L., Li X., Xiang J., Qu J., Zhang Y., Dry I B, Jiang Lu. 2015. Characterization of the secretome of Plasmopara viticola by de novo transcriptome analysis. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 91: 1-10.
  38. Li X., Wu J., Yin L., Zhang Y., Qu J., Jiang Lu. 2015. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals defense-related genes and pathways against downy mildew in Vitis amurensis grapevine. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 95:1-142015.
  39. Li Jiao, Yali Zhang, Jiao Wu, Huiqin Zhang, Jiang Lu. 2015. A Novel U-box Protein Gene from ‘Zuoshanyi’ Grapevine (Vitis amurensis Rupr. cv.) Involved in Cold Responsive Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thanliana. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 33:557-568. DOI 10.1007/s11105-014- 0783-4
  40. Xu C., Yagiz Y., Borejsza-Wysocki W, Lu J., Gua L., Ramírez-Rodriguesa MM, MarshallaMR*. 2014. Enzyme release of phenolics from Muscadine Grape (Vitis Rotundifolia Michx.) skins and seeds. Food Chemistry, 157(15):20-29
  41. Yin L, Zhang Y, Hao Y, Lu J.*. 2014. Genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmopara Viticola in China. European Journal of Plant Pathology, DOI:10.1007/s10658-014-0470-1.
  42. Rouxel M, Mestre P, Baudoin A, Carisse O, Deliere L, Ellis MA, Gadoury D, Lu J., Nita M, Richard-Cervera S, Schilder A, Wise A, Delmotte F*. 2014. Geographic distribution of species of Plasmopara viticola causing downy mildew on wild and cultivated grapes in Eastern North America. Phytopathology, 104(7) :692.
  43. Yu Y., Zhang Y., Yin L., Lu J.. 2012. The mode of host resistance to Plasmopara viticola infection of grapevines. Phytopathology, 102(11):1094-1011.
  44. Wu J, Zhang Y, He R, Zhu L, Wang C, Xu X, Lu J*. 2012. Optimization of transformation conditions for Vitis vinifera ‘Chardonnay’ embryogenic calli using response surface methodology. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 11(3): 387-396
  45. Wu J, Zhang Y, Wu N, Zhang H, Jiao L, Matand K, Lu J*. 2012. Identification and expression analysis of cold-regulated genes in Vitis amurensis Rupr. cv. Zuoshan-1. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 87(6):557-564.
  46. Zhu L, Zhang Y, Lu J*. 2012. Phenolic contents and compositions in skins of red wine grape cultivars among various genetic backgrounds and originations. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13(3):3492-3510.
  47. Zhu L., Zhang Y, Deng J, Li H, Lu J*. 2012. Phenolic concentrations and antioxidant properties of wines made from North American grapes grown in China. Molecules, 17(3):3304-3323.
  48. Wu J, Wang Y, Zhang LX, Zhang XZ, Kong J, Lu J., Han ZH*. 2012. High-efficiency regeneration of Agrobacterium rhizogene -induced hairy root in apple rootstock Malus baccata (L.) Borkh. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 111(2):183-189.
  49. Huang H, Lu J*, Xu X, Yang X, Liang S, Wu J. 2012. EST-SSRs characterization and in-silico alignments with linkage map SSR loci in grape (Vitis L.) genome. Genetics and Genomics, 34(1):19-26.


Book Chapter:

“Grape Breeding in China”. Jing Lu and Chonghuai Liu, 2015. In: Grapevine Breeding Programs for the Wine Industry. Andrew Reynolds (Editor), Elsevier (Publisher).

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