Kunpeng Liu, first author of “Intragenic tRNA-promoted R-loops orchestrate transcription interference for plant oxidative stress responses”
Current Position: Postdoc at School of Life Sciences in Tsinghua University
Education: B.S. from Huazhong Agricultural University；P.hD. from Fudan University
Non-scientific Interests: Reading, running
I am interested in transcriptional regulation of genes in plants. During my master and doctor stages, I focused on the biological functions of histone methylation modifications in rice and discovered that H3K4/K36 methyltransferases regulate rice growth and development through establishing H3K4/K36 methylation modifications. During my postdoctoral stage, I focused on the biological functions of R-loops in Arabidopsis thaliana and discovered that intragenic tRNA R-loops regulate the transcription of genes by regulating transcription interference between RNA polymerases and it regulates plant tolerance to oxidative stress.