Faculty and Staff
Title: Associate professor
Research Field: Taxonomy and phylogeny of Mollusks
Department: Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy & Phylogeny
Tel/Fax: +86-532-82898907

2013–present, Associate professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010–2012, Assistant researcher, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Ph.D., 2010, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
B.S., 2005, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.


Research Interests
Taxonomy of Marine Mollusks, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Marine Resources Investigation and Biodiversity


Selected Publications
Journal Article
1. Zhang Z, Zhan A, Liu X. A panel of genic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for the Pacific abalone, Haliotis discus hannai. Conserv Genet Resour 2010;2:133-5.
2. Zhang Z, Xu B, Zhang L, Sun H, He Q, Wang S, et al. Isolation of 106 microsatellite markers for the Pacific abalone from a trinucleotide-enriched library. Biochem Genet 2011;49:625-37.
3. Zhang Z, Zhan A, Hu J, Bao Z, Lu C, Li W, et al. Development of 127 novel microsatellite markers for the Pacific abalone, Haliotis discus hannai. J World Aquacult Soc 2011;42:423-34.
4. Zhang Z., Pang T., Li Q, Zhang L., Li L. and Liu J., 2015. Transcriptome sequencing and characterization for Kappaphycus alvarezii. European Journal of Phycology 50, 400-407.
5. Hu L., Zhang Z., H. Wang, Zhang T., 2018. Molecular phylogeography and population history of Crassostrea sikamea (Amemiya, 1928) based on mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 503: 23-30.
Authorized Patent
1. Zhang Z., Li J., Sun H., Jiang B., A new method for kinship analysis and parentage assignment in the Pacific abalone using two high level multiplex microsatellite PCR assays. Patent number: ZL 201510055654.9 (Patent for invention), Authorization proclamation: 2017/8/25.
2. Zhang Z., Li J., Pang T., Li l., Lin W., Microsatellite markers and specific primers for distinguishing Kappaphycus alvarezii and Eucheuma denticulatum. Patent number: ZL 201210249152.6 (Patent for invention), Authorization proclamation: 2014/1/8.


Published Monograph
1. Mollusks of the intertidal zone of Beibu Gulf. Edited by Wang Haiyan, Zhang Tao, Ma Peizhen, Cai Lei, Zhang Zhen. Science Press. 2016.
2. Survey and Study on the Marine Species Resources in Hainan Island. Edited by Zhang Tao, Zhang Zhen, Xu Qinzeng, Wang Haiyan, Ma Peizhen. Science Press. 2017.
3. The book of shells. Translated by Wang Haiyan, Ma Peizhen, Zhang Zhen, Zhang Tao. Peking University Press. 2017.