Derui Liu: Plant Physiology First Author

Derui Liu, co-first author of “BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE1 internalization can occur independent of ligand binding”

Current Position: Professor at College of Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University, China

Education: PhD at CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Non-scientific Interests: Traveling & Cooking

Brief bio: Inspired by the beauty of the dynamics of cellulose synthesis complex while working with Dr. Tobias Baskin and Dr. Lori Goldner at Massachusetts University in Amherst, I started to wonder what are the destinies of the plasma membrane-localized protein, and how this is modulated. That brought me to work with Dr. Eugenia (Jenny) Russinova at PSB-VIB, where I indulged myself in exploring the unsolved mechanisms underlying endocytosis in plant kingdom using BRI1, the famous receptor kinase, as a model. I started to be independent from March 2022 at Shandong Agricultural University leading my own lab deciphering the link between small peptide-receptor like kinases and abiotic stress sensing in Arabidopsis and crops.





个人简介:在马萨诸塞大学阿默斯特分校与Tobias Baskin和Lori Goldner教授一起工作时,有感于纤维素合成复合体在细胞膜上的动力学之美,我开始思索质膜定位蛋白的命运是什么,以及它是如何被调节的。这是我在PSB-VIB的Eugenia(Jenny)Russinova教授实验室开展工作的契机。在Jenny实验室,我以油菜素内酯受体BRI1作为模型探索了膜受体胞吞作用的未知机制。本人自2022年3月开始在山东农业大学建立自己的实验室。目前本人所带领团队正开展对拟南芥和作物中信号小肽-类受体激酶在非生物胁迫响应中的功能和机理的研究。