Chuanmei Zhu

Monsanto Company/Dr. Norman Borlaug Corporate Fellow
Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences: Plant and Microbial Biosciences, PhD

Mei was raised in a farmer’s family and had a passion for developing better seeds/crops for farmers since she was very young. Mei is currently working as a Plant Reproductive Biology Scientist at Bayer, focused on seed production innovation. She previously worked in the discovery platform of a Brazilian sugarcane company, CTC-genomics. Mei did her postdoc research at the Danforth Plant Science Center and received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Washington University. She was a Dr. Norman Borlaug Corporate Fellow and worked as an intern at Monsanto. Mei received her bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology and Biotechnology from Tsinghua University in China.