Jianzhong Hu: Plant Physiology First Author

Jianzhong Hu, first author of “Unique features of the mRNA m6A methylomes during the expansion of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruits”

Current position: Ph.D. student, Department of Applied Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Korea

Education: MS, Jiangsu Normal University, China

Non-scientific Interests: Playing basketball and listening music

Brief Bio: I am currently a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Hunseung Kang’s lab in Chonnam National University. My research focuses on the roles of epitranscriptomic mRNA methylation in plant growth, development, and abiotic stress responses. Over the past few years, through MeRIP-RNA-seq, biochemical, genetic, and molecular biological approaches, our team has found that altered m6A levels in mRNA affect the response of Arabidopsis to abiotic stresses by modulating the stability of target transcripts. In the future, I will continue my research in RNA modifications and plant responses to environmental stresses. I hope these findings will contribute to scientific developments in RNA Biology.