Recognizing Plant Cell authors: HuanJun Li

HuanJun Li, co-first author of Grass-Specific EPAD1 Is Essential for Pollen Exine Patterning in Rice

Current Position: Ph.D. candidate, Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic & Developmental Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Non-scientific Interests: music, cartoon, Chinese traditional literature

Brief bio: I worked on Ganoderma lucidum metabolism in Biological Engineering lab at Kunming University of Science and Technology and completed my master study in 2016. At June of 2016, I joined the research team led by Prof. Wanqi Liang and Prof. Dabing Zhang for further study. My Ph.D project focused on rice pollen wall development, especially the molecular mechanisms on how the highly variable and species-specific pollen surface patterns are defined in flowering plants. We demonstrate that EPAD1 is a meiocyte-derived determinant that controls primexine patterning in rice, and its orthologs may play a conserved role in the formation of grass-specific exine pattern.



目前职位: 上海交通大学 生命科学技术学院 代谢与发育国际联合研究实验室/杂交水稻国家重点实验室 在读博士