Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Jingjing Cao

Jingjing Cao, co-first author of Evolutionary metabolomics identifies significant metabolic divergence between maize and its wild ancestor, teosinte

Current Position: Assistant researcher at Institute of Plant Protection, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Education: PhD in Botany, School of life science, China Agricultural University

Non-scientific Interests: Running, reading, and traveling

Brief bio: During my postgraduate study, my project was about investigating the effects of MeJA on Arabidopsis metabolome under endogenous JA deficiency. The results showed that glucosinolates and tryptophan metabolism, amino acids and small peptides metabolism, lipid metabolism, especially fatty acyls metabolism, were impacted by endogenous JA deficiency and exogenous MeJA treatment. In addition, QTL mapping on metabolic traits were used to provide genetic and biochemical insights into domestication of maize. I joined the Weed Damage and Pesticide Application Laboratory of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences since 2017, at where I am now focusing on the study of the succession pattern of weed damage and the mechanism of weed herbicide resistance of barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in paddy fields.


姓名: 曹晶晶