Li-jie Zhou: Plant Physiology First Author

Li-jie Zhou, co-first author of “Transcription factor CmbHLH16 regulates petal anthocyanin homeostasis under different lights in Chrysanthemum”

Current Position: Lecturer, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095, China.

Education: Ph.D. in Agriculture (2018), Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an, China

Non-scientific Interests: Music, Books, Traveling.

Brief bio: I got my doctorate degree in Shandong Agricultural University under the supervise of Prof. Yu-Jin Hao, who has passed away. During studying, my research projects had focused on understanding the regulatory mechanisms of posttranslational modification of proteins in controlling fruit quality formation and rootstock resistance of apples. After graduation in June 2018, I joined Dr. Fadi Chen`s lab at Nanjing Agricultural University, where I focused my research interest on revealing the regulatory mechanisms by which environmental factors (e.g. temperature and light) regulate flower color formation in Chrysanthemums.