Jia Yuan Ye, first author of “STOP1 activates NRT1.1-mediated nitrate uptake to create a favorable rhizopheric pH for plant adaptation to acidity”
Current position: PhD student, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University
Education: BS, Zhejiang University, China
Non-scientific Interests: Traveling and playing badminton
Brief Bio: I joined Prof. Chong Wei Jin’s lab in Zhejiang University as a fourth year undergraduate in 2017. I am currently a third year Ph.D. candidate. My research focuses on the role(s) of nitrate transporter NRT1.1 in mediating plant responses to stress conditions and its underlying mechanisms. Over the past few years, through the pursuit novel discoveries, I have gained valued experience in scientific research. Our team has found that the STOP1-NRT1.1 module improves nitrogen use efficiency and creates a favorable rhizopheric pH for plant adaptation to acidity. In the future, I will continue my research in nitrate transporter regulation and plant responses to environmental stress via complicated signaling pathways. I hope these findings will contribute to scientific developments in this field.