Qianqian Qin, co-first author of “Type one protein phosphatase regulates fixed-carbon starvation-induced autophagy in Arabidopsis.”
Current Position:Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lan Zhou, China
Education: Ph.D., Lanzhou University, China
Non-scientific Interests: Reading
Brief bio: I completed my Ph.D study from School of Life Science, Lanzhou University. After graduation, continued to work in professor Hou’s research group. Through forward genetic screening, I identified the dominant-negative effect mutant topp4-1 of Arabidopsis type I protein phosphatase (TOPP). The discovery of this mutant led me into the research field of TOPP regulation of plant growth and development and stress response, and I have been devoted to this direction since then. By constructing and studying multiple TOPP family mutants, we confirmed that TOPP plays an important role in regulating biological and abiotic stress in plants, and revealed that TOPP is involved in autophagy response by regulating the phosphorylation state of ATG13a.
发表论文：Type one protein phosphatase regulates fixed-carbon starvation-induced autophagy in Arabidopsis