Min Gao: Plant Physiology First Author

Min Gao, co-first author of “The Flowering Time Regulator FLK Controls Pathogen Defense in Arabidopsis thaliana

Current Position: Associate professor, College of Horticulture, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

 Education: Ph.D. from Northwest A & F University / College of Horticulture, Yangling, China

Non-scientific Interests: traveling, hiking

Brief bio: I received my Ph.D degree from the College of Horticulture at Northwest A & F University in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Xiping Wang. During my Ph.D. period, I was mainly engaged in the research of molecular mechanisms of grape resistance. I joined Prof. Hua Lu’s lab as a Post-doc at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) during 2015 to 2020, investigating molecular basis underlying the interplay between plant innate immunity and the circadian clock. Presently I am researching grape resistant mechanisms against fungal pathogen at the Northwest A & F University as an Associate Professor. In our laboratory, we apply molecular biology, breeding, and bioinformatics tools to elucidate and enhance grape defense against fungal pathogens such as anthracnose, botrytis, and powdery mildew. I have published 10 SCI papers on Nature Communications, Plant Physiology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Journal of Experimental Botany, and other journals.



 论文:The Flowering Time Regulator FLK Controls Pathogen Defense in Arabidopsis thaliana








 个人简介:2009年毕业于西北农林科技大学园艺专业,获学士学位;2015年毕业于西北农林科技大学果树学专业,获博士学位,师从王西平教授。2015年-2020年赴美国马里兰巴尔的摩大学Hua Lu教授实验室进行博士后研究。2020年12月至今,在西北农林科技大学园艺学院果树系从事教学科研工作。自2009年起一直从事果树种质资源和植物生物技术研究工作,在果树抗病基因鉴定克隆和植物抗病基因功能研究领域开展了大量工作,特别是对葡萄抗病机理研究有较好的研究积累。 2015年11月到2020年11月在美国马里兰大学生物科学系Hua Lu教授实验室进行博士后研究,主要进行植物生物钟基因在抗病功能及机理方面的研究,尤其是SA和JA抗病途径中的关键基因功能研究。目前以第一作者(含并列第一作者)在Nature Communications、Plant Physiology、Molecular Plant Pathology、Journal of Experimental Botany等杂志发表相关研究论文10篇。