Personal Information

Name:Zenglu Li
Address:University of Georgia
111 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA30602
Phone:706-542-9805
Email:zli at uga.edu

Biography

Dr. Zenglu Li is a professor/soybean breeder/geneticist at University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, he worked in two Seed Companies as a research scientist and team leads in Discovery and Molecular Breeding for 12 years. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-inventor on five patents. He has won two Above & Beyond awards and one Research Innovation Award from Monsanto Company. His career focus has been to increase crop productivity and seed composition by integrating molecular breeding methodologies into classical breeding. He serves PI and co-PI in many grants funded by USB and other agencies.

Projects as Lead Investigator

Projects

Project Title
Accelerating Development of Soybean Varieties with Advanced Herbicide-Tolerant Trait Technologies
Discovery of Novel Genes and Development of Soybeans with Durable Resistance to Multiple Nematodes
Discovery and Deployment of Novel Genes for Durable Resistance to Multiple Nematode Populations in Soybean (Year 2 of 1820-172-0117-A)
Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars with Enhanced Seed Composition and Pest and Pathogen Resistance for Georgia Growers
Development of High Yielding RR2Y/LL Soybean Varieties for Georgia Growers
Development of RR2Y/LibertyLink soybean varieties with superior protein quality and pathologic resistance for Georgia growers
Discovery of Novel Nematode Resistance Genes and Development of Productive Soybeans with Multiple-Nematode Resistance (Year 1 of 1420-532-5648)

Projects - Individual Years

YearProject Title (each year)
2020Accelerating Development of Soybean Varieties with Advanced Herbicide-Tolerant Trait Technologies
2020Discovery of Novel Genes and Development of Soybeans with Durable Resistance to Multiple Nematodes
2019Discovery and Deployment of Novel Genes for Durable Resistance to Multiple Nematode Populations in Soybean (Year 2 of 1820-172-0117-A)
2019Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars with Enhanced Seed Composition and Pest and Pathogen Resistance for Georgia Growers
2018Discovery and Deployment of Novel Genes for Durable Resistance to Multiple Nematode Populations in Soybean (1820-172-0117-A)
2016Discovery of Novel Nematode Resistance Genes and Development Productive Soybeans with Multiple Nematode Resistance (Year 3 of 1420-532-5648)
2015Development of High Yielding RR2Y/LL Soybean Varieties for Georgia Growers
2015Development of RR2Y/LibertyLink Soybean varieties with superior protein quality and pest and pest and pathogen resistance for Georgia growers
2015Discovery of Novel Nematode Resistance Genes and Development of Productive Soybeans with Multiple-Nematode Resistance (Year 2 of 142-532-5648)
2014Development of RR2Y/LibertyLink soybean varieties with superior protein quality and pathologic resistance for Georgia growers
2014Discovery of Novel Nematode Resistance Genes and Development of Productive Soybeans with Multiple-Nematode Resistance (Year 1 of 1420-532-5648)
2013Novel Yield Genes from Cultivated and Wild Japanese Soybean: Gene Cloning and Introgression into Elite Breeding Lines (Year 3 of 1248)

Projects as Co-Investigator

Projects

Project Title
Determining the Repercussions of Declining Test Weight on Seed Composition & Value
High yielding, non-nodulating isolines as a tool for improving soybean meal protein concentration
Discover Sources, Genes and Develop U.S. Adapted Germplasm with Improved Protein Quantity and Quality Utilizing Diversity in Cultivated and Wild soybeans (1920-152-0103-A)
Yield Potential of Commercial Varieties Under Drought- Identifying and Overcoming Weaknesses via the Public Breeding Pipeline (1920-172-0133)
Soybean Improvement with Insect Resistance
Yield Potential of Commercial Varieties Under Drought - Identifying and Overcoming Weaknesses Through Public Breeding Advances (1820-172-0118-C)
High Oleic/Low Lin (HOLL) Soybean Breeding (Year 1 of 1720-162-0109)
Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm with Higher Seed Protein Content and Improved Amino Acid Composition (Year 2 of 1420-532-5638)
High Oleic Soybean Breeding (1420-632-6608)
Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm with Higher Seed Protein Content and Improved Amino Acid Composition (Year 1 of 1420-532-5638)
Increasing Soybean Yield with Exotic Germplasm (Year 1 of 1420-532-5650)
Drought, Heat, and Flood Tolerant Varieties for the Midwest and South: Building on Success (Year 1 of 1420-532-5613)

Projects - Individual Years

YearProject Title (each year)
2021Determining the Repercussions of Declining Test Weight on Seed Composition & Value
2021High yielding, non-nodulating isolines as a tool for improving soybean meal protein concentration
2019Discover Sources, Genes and Develop U.S. Adapted Germplasm with Improved Protein Quantity and Quality Utilizing Diversity in Cultivated and Wild soybeans (1920-152-0103-A)
2019Yield Potential of Commercial Varieties Under Drought- Identifying and Overcoming Weaknesses via the Public Breeding Pipeline (1920-172-0133)
2019Soybean Improvement with Insect Resistance
2018Yield Potential of Commercial Varieties Under Drought - Identifying and Overcoming Weaknesses Through Public Breeding Advances (1820-172-0118-C)
2017High Oleic/Low Lin (HOLL) Soybean Breeding (Year 1 of 1720-162-0109)
2015Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm with Higher Seed Protein Content and Improved Amino Acid Composition (Year 2 of 1420-532-5638)
2014High Oleic Soybean Breeding (1420-632-6608)
2014Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars and Germplasm with Higher Seed Protein Content and Improved Amino Acid Composition (Year 1 of 1420-532-5638)
2014Increasing Soybean Yield with Exotic Germplasm (Year 1 of 1420-532-5650)
2014Drought, Heat, and Flood Tolerant Varieties for the Midwest and South: Building on Success (Year 1 of 1420-532-5613)