Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Kyungwon Min

Kyungwon Min, first author of A metabolomics study of ascorbic acid-induced in situ freezing tolerance in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.)

Current Position: I have recently defended my PhD dissertation under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev Arora’s laboratory, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University, Ames, USA. Currently, I am exploring suitable post-doctoral or other academic (faculty-rank) positions.

Education: Ph. D. (Horticulture Physiology), Iowa State University (Dec., 2019)

Non-scientific interests: watching movies and traveling

Brief bio: Freezing is one of the major environmental stresses, causing substantial economic losses to horticultural crops and limiting their distribution. My research focus has been to investigate 1) metabolic understanding of salicylic acid- or ascorbic acid-induced freezing tolerance in plants; and 2) cellular physiological basis of the differential injury (reversible versus irreversible, respectively) under a short versus prolonged freezing stress.