Qian Yang: Plant Physiology First Author

Qian Yang, first author of “Melatonin functions in priming of stomatal immunity in Panax notoginseng and Arabidopsis thaliana

Current Position: Ph.D student

Education: Ph.D in Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan province, China; MS in Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Yoga, reading, hiking, playing badminton, and watching movies

Brief bio:

My research interests in plant science began with the undergraduate study at Hunan Institute of Engineering.  In 2014, I joined the lab of Prof. Chen Fang at Sichuan University for my M.Sc. degree and worked on the separation and purification of ribosome-inactivating proteins from the energy plant Jatropha curcas. I pursued my Ph.D study at Kunming University of Science and Technology in 2018 and was supervised by Prof. Xiuming Cui. I worked on the transcriptomics and proteomics of Panax notoginseng responding to pathogen infection. In order to further explore the molecular mechanism of Panax notoginseng against leaf diseases, I joined the Plant Hormone and Environment lab which was under the guidance of Prof. Chen Qi in 2019 and illustrated that melatonin functions in stomatal immunity in Panax notoginseng and Arabidopsis. Our results found that melatonin has a function in priming of stomatal immunity and (ii) identifies PMTR1 as a mediator of the plant PTI response via regulation of the MAPK and GPA1 signaling pathways.

论文:Melatonin functions in priming of stomatal immunity in Panax notoginseng and Arabidopsis thaliana