Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Derui Liu

Derui Liu, first author of Endocytosis of BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE1 is partly driven by a canonical tyrosine-based motif

Current Position: Postdoc in the Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University

Education: PhD at CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Non-scientific Interests:
Soccer, traveling, cooking

Brief bio:
Inspired by the beauty of the dynamics of cellulose synthesis complex while working with Dr. Tobias Baskin and Dr. Lori Goldner at Massachusetts University in Amherst, I started to wonder what are the destinies of the plasma membrane-localized protein, and how this is modulated. That brought me to work with Dr. Eugenia (Jenny) Russinova at PSB-VIB, where I indulged myself in exploring the unsolved mechanisms underlying endocytosis in plant kingdom using BRI1, the famous receptor kinase, as a model. I now am working in Dr. Libo Shan lab deciphering the link between some novel receptor-like kinase signaling and innate immunity.






个人简介:在与马萨诸塞大学阿默斯特分校的Tobias Baskin和Lori Goldner博士一起工作时,受到纤维素合成复合物动力学之美的启发,我开始思索质膜定位蛋白的命运是什么,以及它是如何被调节的。这是我在PSB-VIB的Eugenia(Jenny)Russinova博士实验室开展工作的契机。在Jenny实验室,我以油菜素内酯受体BRI1作为模型探索了膜受体内吞作用的未知机制。我目前在单立波博士实验室工作,研究一些新型受体样激酶信号传导与先天免疫之间的联系。