Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Bengjie Li

Bengjie Li, first author of Transcriptional Profiling Reveals a Time-of-day Specific Role of REVEILLE 4/8 in Regulating the First Wave of Heat Shock-induced Gene Expression in Arabidopsis

Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Hebei Collaboration Innovation Center for Cell Signaling, Hebei Key Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China

Education: 2013 / 09 – to now, Ph.D candidate in College of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University; 2009 / 09 – 2013 / 06, B.S. in College of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University

Non-scientific Interests: reading, music, traveling

Brief bio: I always feel it is a super cool thing to make original discovery about the our world, especially when this discovery has the potential to influence or change our understanding about how nature works. Therefore, after I got my bachelor degree, I joined the research group of professor Daye Sun and professor Wenqiang Tang with great enthusiasm for scientific research, and engaged in the work related to plant heat shock signal transduction. My study showed that in addition to the well-known HSFA1 family proteins, RVE4 and RVE8, the core oscillator components of plant circadian clock, also play important roles in regulating the first wave of heat shock regulated gene expression. My work not only provided important insight into the mechanism by which circadian clock regulated plants’ adaptation to the heat stress temperature during the day, but also broadened our understanding of how heat shock regulate gene expression to increase plant thermotolerance. I am scheduled to defend my Ph.D degree around Dec. 2019, and I am looking for a postdoctoral position. I hope I can continue to stay in academia and engage in scientific researches in the future.


论文:Transcriptional profiling reveals a time-of-day specific role of REVEILLE 4/8 in regulating first wave of heat shock-induced gene expression in Arabidopsis



教育经历:2013 / 09 -至今,河北师范大学生命科学学院,细胞生物学专业,博士研究生

2009 / 09-2013 / 06,河北师范大学生命科学学院,生物技术专业, 获得学士学位