Changzhen Liu, first author of Oryza sativa RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase 6 Contributes to Double-strand Break Formation in Meiosis
Current position: PhD Candidate of the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Education: MSc in Developmental Biology and BSc in Bioscience, both from Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Non-scientific Interests: hiking, cooking, music, reading
Brief bio: After obtaining my bachelor degree in 2012, I joined Xiansheng Zhang’s Lab in Shandong Agricultural University to pursue a master degree. During that time, I mainly carried out the research on the molecular mechanism of pollen–stigma interactions in Arabidopsis. As a co-first author, I participated in the study of Arabidopsis KINβγ subunit of the SnRK1 complex involved in regulating active oxygen levels. In 2015, I joined Zhukuan Cheng’s Lab in the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, to start my PhD training. During the past five years, I mainly focused on nitrogen metabolism and sexual reproduction in rice. I have received good training on Cytogenetics as well as Molecular Biology and hope to make better achievements in my future research career.