Fengli Zhao: The Plant Cell First Author

Fengli Zhao, co-first author of “Progressive chromatin silencing of ABA biosynthesis genes permits seed germination in Arabidopsis”

Current Position: Postdoc fellow, School of Life Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology

Education: B.S. in Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, China;

M.S. in Crop Genetics and Breeding, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China;

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Music, Chinese Opera, and Chinese Comic Dialogue (Xiang-Sheng)

Brief bio:

I spent my Ph.D. in Dr. Jue Ruan’s group at Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. I focused on copy number variation and the evolution of duplicated genes in rice. Since 2020, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Zhe Wu’s Lab at SUSTech, and am mainly responsible for the integrative analysis of plant genomics and epigenomics data. I will continue to engage in plant genomics and bioinformatics, and other related research in the future.