Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Noriyoshi Yagi

Noriyoshi Yagi, co-first author of Covalent Self-labeling of Tagged Proteins with Chemical Fluorescent Dyes in BY-2 Cells and Arabidopsis Seedlings

Current Position: Postdoc, Institute of Transformative Biomolecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University

Education: Ph.D. in Science. Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Non-scientific interests: watching movies and sports games

Brief bio: During plant development, the control of cell shape and cell division pattern is a key for appropriate organization of tissue and organs. I started my research career to understand the molecular basis of plant development by the genetic approach using the model plant Arabidopsis. At the end of my Ph.D. course, I felt that I understood plant development from the aspects of cell biology. Microtubules are playing a fundamental role in the plant cell shape control. During my first opportunity as a post-doctoral fellow, I got a chance to progress the research related to microtubule dynamics regulation, and this was a great opportunity to get knowledge of live imaging and image analysis. Currently, I am enjoying the microtubule dynamics research.