- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environment Horticulture
- 509 HFSB
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Huazhong Agricultural University, China
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Horticulture, University of Maine
- PhD. Horticulture, University of Georgia
Shuyang Zhen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in controlled environment horticulture in the Department of Horticultural Sciences. 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.
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.