Fan Zhang: Plant Physiology First Author

Fan Zhang, co-first author of “Rice catalase OsCATC is degraded by E3 ligase APIP6 to negatively regulate immunity”

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Yuese Ning, Institute of Plant Protection/State Key laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

Education: PhD in Institute of Crop Science/National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, running, and playing badminton

Brief bio: My postdoctoral work is about the regulatory mechanisms of rice bZIP transcription factor and E3 ubiquitin ligases in cell death and blast resistance.

For my doctoral thesis, I worked on dissecting the molecular mechanism of Xa39-mediated broad-spectrum resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae (Xoo) by RNA-seq and proteomics. Then I identified some functional genes for the response to Xoo and salt stress.