Ph.D. Horticulture, University of Georgia, 2017
M.S. Horticulture, University of Maine, 2013
B.S. Huazhong Agricultural University, China, 2011
Research interests: Controlled environment crop physiology and production systems
Shuyang Zhen received her Ph.D. in Horticulture from University of Georgia in 2017 and worked as post-doctoral fellow and then research scientist in the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University from 2017 to 2020.
Dr. Zhen’s current research focuses on environmental plant physiology and the optimization of specialty food and ornamental crop production in controlled environments.
Her research interests include photosynthesis and crop yield, LED lighting, plant nutrition, hydroponics, and the selection of crops with improved performance in greenhouses and indoor vertical farms.