Jingjing Ma, first author of “MADS-box transcription factors MADS11 and DAL1 interact to mediate the vegetative-to-reproductive transition in pine”
Current Position：PhD student in the College of Biological Sciences and Technology at Beijing Forestry University, China
Education：PhD (2021) in Biology from Beijing Forestry University, China. B.Sc. (2016) in Agronomy from Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China.
Non-scientific Interests：Museums, jogging and painting
I graduated from Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in 2016. Then I was admitted to Beijing Forestry University to study for a master’s degree in genetics and transferred to study for a doctor’s degree in forest genetics and breeding. As a graduate student, my tutors are Professor Shihui Niu and Yue Li. My research direction is conifer genetic improvement, and our study mainly focus on the regulation mechanism of childhood and reproductive development of Pinus tabuliformis. We firstly analyzed the regulatory module of the ageing pathway in conifers, and elucidated the molecular mechanism by which the age marker DAL1 interacts directly with MADS11 to precisely transform the ageing signal into the reproductive development signal in adult tissues. This study provided a molecular target for the research and development of new technology of juvenile regulation in conifers.
论文：MADS11 interacts with DAL1 to mediate the vegetative to reproductive transition in pine