Jingwei Bai: The Plant Cell First Author

Jingwei Bai, co-first author of “Antagonistic regulation of target genes by the SISTER OF TM3–JOINTLESS2 complex in tomato inflorescence branching”

Current Position: Master, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Education: Bachelor at Henan Agricultural University, China

Non-scientific Interests: Sports and Music

Brief bio: In 2020, I joined Prof. Xia Cui’s lab for my master. My main research direction is identifying new parthenocarpy regulators and revealing the mechanism underlying parthenocarpy and inflorescence branching development in tomato. In this study, we revealed a mechanism of antagonistic co-regulation of their shared putative target genes, mediated by STM3-J2 complex formation. Currently I’m still working in Prof. Xia Cui’s lab to explore the new parthenocarpy regulators and I hope to have further findings in this field.