Huijia Kang: The Plant Cell First Author

Huijia Kang, co-first author of “Arabidopsis CHROMATIN REMODELING 19 acts as a transcriptional repressor and contributes to plant pathogen resistance”

Current Position: Postdoc in School of Life Sciences Fudan University

Education: PhD (Biochemistry and molecular biology) in Fudan University; B.Sc. (Plant protection) in Northwest A&F University.

Non-scientific interests: travelling, skating

Brief bio: During my doctoral stage, under the supervision of Associate Prof. Yan Zhu and Prof. Wenhui Shen, I used the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana as research material to explore the regulatory functions of chromatin remodeling factors in plant growth and development with the approaches of biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and other research methods. At the post-doc stage, I focus on the roles and the underlying mechanism of INO80 family members in the process of plant defense against biotic/abiotic stress.