Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Changyang Ji

Changyang Ji, co-first author of AtNBR1 is a selective autophagic receptor for AtExo70E2 in Arabidopsis

Current Position: PhD Student, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, Sun Yat-sen University

Non-scientific Interests: Badminton, jogging, movies

Brief bio: I completed my B.S. in biotechnology at Sun Yat-sen University in 2014. After graduation, I went to pursue my PhD degree in the lab of Dr. Liwen Jiang. Here, I received systematic scientific training in the cell biology. During my PhD studies, I carried out experiments to study the functional diversity of small GTPase in the plant endomembrane system as well as the regulators in plant autophagy. In this study, it is exciting for me to see how AtNBR1 functions as an autophagy cargo receptor for the AtEXO70E2, and this work provides new insight on the function of AtNBR1 in plants.