Baoguang Liu, first author of Transcriptional Reprogramming of Xylem Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Tension Wood https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab038
Current Position: Teacher, Academy of Forestry, Beihua University
Education: Ph.D. in Tree Genetics and Breeding, Northeast Forestry University
Non-scientific Interests: swimming, bike riding
Brief bio: Before college education, I had been living in a forested area, so my intimacy and passion for trees growing up had predestined me to engage in research related to forestry. I have always been interested in molecular genetics and the understanding of how different cell-types of trees are develop and their complex and coordinated regulations. For my doctoral study, I joined the research group of Professor Vincent L. Chiang in the State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding at Northeast Forestry University in Harbin, China. Under the guidance of Professor Jack P. Wang, I engaged in research on transregulation of secondary cell wall formation and interactions of cell wall biosynthetic enzymes in poplar trees. During this period, I not only expanded my skill sets and knowledge of molecular biology in forest trees, but also gained valuable experiences working alongside world-leading experts in tree genetics. Recently, I continued to collaborate with Professor Jack P. Wang on ongoing research and look forward to an exciting and rewarding future in forest biotechnology!