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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Dr. Zongliang (Carl) Jiang

Associate Professor

Dr. Jiang received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2015, was a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Medicine, and then from 2017-2022, he worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Doyle Chambers Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Sciences, IFAS, University of Florida. Dr. Jiang conducts research in the areas of reproductive biology with an emphasis on early embryonic and placental trophoblast development, stem cells, and development and application of assisted reproductive technologies in livestock species.


  • 10/2022 – Present, Associate Professor, Department Animal Sciences, University of Florida
  • 10/2022 – Present, Adjunct faculty, School of Animal Sciences, Louisiana State University
  • 01/2022 – 10/2022, Doyle Chambers Distinguished Professor, AgCenter, Louisiana State University
  • 07/2022 – 10/2022, Associate Professor, School of Animal Sciences, AgCenter, Louisiana State University
  • 08/2017 – 06/2022, Assistant Professor, School of Animal Sciences, AgCenter, Louisiana State University
  • 08/2016 – 07/2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Medicine, Yale University
  • 09/2015 – 07/2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Connecticut


  • Research

    Dr. Jiang’s laboratory conducts basic and applied research with a direct impact on animal and human reproductive health. The main research interests at UF include:


    • Molecular mechanisms regulating early embryo development: 1) characterization of functional genome and epigenome during early embryo development, 2) identification of molecular drivers that control embryonic genome activation and early lineage differentiation, and 3) understanding the embryonic and extra-embryonic cell-cell communication during pre- and peri-implantation development. 
    • Epigenetic mechanisms regulating placental trophoblast differentiation and function, and diseases of pregnancy. We conduct a systematic, comparative study on trophoblasts from mice and bovine embryos, as well as human trophoblast stem cell disease models, focusing on the mechanisms specific and regulate the cell lineages in the placenta.
    • Development of stem cells for livestock reproductive applications.
  • Teaching

    ANS 6905 Animal Epigenetics 

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Dr. Zongliang (Carl) Jiang Headshot


UF Genetics Institute
Cancer & Genetics Research Bldg, Office 303

2033 Mowry Rd
PO Box 103610
Gainesville, FL 32610

Department of Animal Sciences, Office 104F
2250 Shealy Dr.
PO Box 110910

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Reproductive Physiology 2015
      Department of Animal Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • M.S. Reproductive Physiology 2014
      Department of Animal Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

    • B.S. Animal Sciences 2008
      Department of Animal Sciences, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
  • Publications
  • Professional Service and Awards


    Recipient of the 2023 IETS Early Career Achievement Award (2022)

    Graduate research competition finalist (trainees: first place and runner-up, 2022), IETS Foundation

    Graduate research competition finalist (trainee: 2020), IETS Foundation

    Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut (2014)



    NIH/NICHD Ad hoc member, Pregnancy and Neonatology (PN) Study Section (2021, 2022)

    NIH/NICHD Ad hoc member, ZRG1, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences (EMNR) -D (02) (2021)

    NIH/NIDDK Catalyst Award (DP1) ZDK1 GRB-S (O1) (2021)

    Associate Editor, Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences - Animal Reproduction

    Topic Editor, Frontiers in Genetics



    International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS)

    Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)

    International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

    American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)