Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Haiyan Xiong

Haiyan Xiong, first author of Natural Variation in OsLG3 Increases Drought Tolerance in Rice by Inducing ROS Scavenging

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge, UK.

Education: Ph.D., China Agricultural University

Non-scientific Interests: Traveling, reading

Brief bio: Haiyan got her PhD in 2014 from the Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding at China Agriculture University (CAU) at Prof. Zichao Li’ laboratory and then she started a postdoctoral research under supervision of Prof. Yan Guo at the same university. During her work in CAU, she focused on characterization of drought-resistance genes in upland rice. In October 2016, Haiyan joined Julian Hibberd lab’s at University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral researcher. She is currently investigating the regulatory mechanism of high light stress response of rice bundle sheath and mesophyll cells.