Lijuan Xing, co-first author of “miR169q and NUCLEAR FACTOR YA8 enhance salt tolerance by activating PEROXIDASE1 expression in response to ROS”
Current Position: PhD student at Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Education: M.Sc. in School of Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Non-scientific Interests: Listening to music and Playing Ping-pong.
Brief bio: I grew up in the countryside. My interest in plants began with the experience of farming with my parents when I was a child. My study and Research on corn during my master’s degree led me into the wonderful world of plants. Therefore, during my master’s degree, I mainly studied the response mechanism of miR169q-NF-YA8 module mediates salt tolerance in maize. In order to further explore the balance between maize growth and development and stress resistance, during my doctor’s period, I focused on the functional study of maize root development and salt stress response.