Linhan Sun: The Plant Cell First Author

Linhan Sun, first author of “Analyses of Cullin1 homologs reveal functional redundancy in S-RNase-based self-incompatibility and evolutionary relationships in eudicots”

Name: Linhan Sun

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Education: B.S. in Horticultural Science in July 2015, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China; Ph.D. in Plant Biology in December 2022, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Non-scientific Interests: Basketball, Reading

Brief bio: I did undergraduate research on fruit development in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) in the lab of Dr. Xiaolan Zhang at China Agricultural University. After graduation in July 2015, I enrolled in the Plant Biology Graduate Program at Penn State University in Fall 2015. In the first semester, I did one of the lab rotations in the lab of Dr. Teh-hui Kao, and I was fascinated by the intricacy and complexity of S-RNase-based self-incompatibility (SI) the lab had been studying for a long time using Petunia inflata as a model. Thus, I joined Dr. Kao’s lab to conduct my Ph.D. dissertation research, which centered on the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing to assess the function of genes proposed to be involved in the self/nonself recognition between pollen and pistil in P. inflata. The genes I studied included the redundant PiCUL1-P and PiCUL1-B reported in this work. After completing my dissertation research, I decided to continue to conduct research in Dr. Kao’s lab, as I had uncovered so many interesting questions during my dissertation research that I would like to pursue in my postdoctoral research. Currently, I am studying the stability of the SCFSLF complex involved in SI of Petunia, and evolution of the genes encoding the subunits of the SCFSLF complex in eudicots.


目前职位: 博士后研究员, 美国宾夕法尼亚州立大学

教育背景: 中国农业大学,园艺学士学位, 2015年7月; 宾夕法尼亚州立大学,植物生物学博士学位,2022年12月

兴趣爱好: 篮球,阅读

个人简介: 本科期间,我在中国农业大学张小兰老师实验室进行了黄瓜果实发育的研究。在2015年7月本科毕业后,我于2015年秋季加入了宾夕法尼亚州立大学植物生物学研究生项目。在第一个学期的实验室轮转中,我在高德辉老师的实验室进行了轮转。高老师实验室长期使用野生矮牵牛为模式植物研究S-核酸酶介导的自交不亲和机制。我被这一机制的精妙和复杂所吸引,决定加入高老师实验室进行博士论文研究。我的博士论文研究主要利用CRISPR/Cas9基因编辑技术研究野生矮牵牛的基因功能,这些基因被认为可能参与野生矮牵牛花粉与雌蕊之间的自体/异体识别。这些基因中就包括这篇文章中所研究的一对冗余的PiCUL1-PPiCUL1-B 基因。 在完成我的博士论文后,因为在博士期间我发掘了更多有趣的研究问题,我决定继续在高老师实验室进行博士后研究。目前,我在研究调控矮牵牛自交不亲和的SCFSLF复合体的稳定性,以及真双子叶植物中编码SCFSLF复合体组成成分的基因的演化。