Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Chi Zhang

Chi Zhang, first author of The MAPK kinase kinase GmMEKK1 regulates cell death and defense responses

Current Position: Postgraduate Student in the College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China 321004

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong, China

Non-scientific Interests: Badminton, music, reading and travelling

Brief bio: I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong, China. After my graduation, I joined Professor Jian-Zhong Liu’s laboratory at Zhejiang Normal University to pursue a master’s degree in Plant Genetics. My current research project is to understand the roles of MAP kinases as well as a nuclear-localized DnaJ protein in cell death and defense responses in soybean. I am poised to win the National Scholarship because of this publication.