Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Chao-Yuan Yu

Chao-Yuan Yu, first author of The unfolded protein response modulates a phosphoinositide-binding protein through the IRE1-bZIP60

Current Position: PhD candidate in Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Education: PhD studies at Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences Program, Taiwan International Graduate Program, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2016-today); MSc in Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2007-2009); BSc in Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2003-2007)

Non-scientific Interests: hiking, camping, reading, writing, sketching, music

Brief bio: After obtaining the MSc degree in Taiwan, I worked as research assistant for few years in Academia Sinica and decided to pursue my PhD with Dr. Kazue Kanehara as thesis advisor. Our research interest is to understand the plasticity of plant at the cellular and organelle levels, especially the endoplasmic reticulum. One main theme of our focus is to elucidate the role of phosphoinositide signaling/homeostasis in plant ER stress response. I am happy to contribute to the project and make achievement during my PhD career with current publication.