Junting Pan: The Plant Cell First Author

Junting Pan, co-first author of “A plastid-encoded protein Orf2971 is required for protein translocation and chloroplast quality control”

Current Position: Ph.D candidate, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education: Master (2018) from Nanjing Agricultural University

Non-scientific Interests: Basketball, Running

Brief bio: I joined the research group of Prof. Wenqiang Yang in Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018. The topic of my doctoral study is mainly to dissect mechanism of chloroplast autophagy and degradation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. As a semi-autonomous organelle, chloroplast is very important for the growth development and stress responses of plant and eukaryotic algae. By screening the suppressors of the mutants deficient of chloroplast autophagy and chloroplast degradation (CHLORAD), we can understand better of regulatory mechanisms of chloroplast quality control (CHLOROQUAL)