Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Huajin Sheng

Huajin Sheng, first author of YSL3-mediated copper distribution is required for fertility, seed size and protein accumulation in Brachypodium

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Education: Ph.D. in Botany, Triticeae Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China

Non-scientific Interests: music, fishing

Brief bio: I joined Dr. Yonghong Zhou’s group at Sichuan Agricultural University in 2012 to start my Master and PhD. program and work on plant heavy metal stress. Sponsored by China Scholarship Council, I joined Dr. Olena Vatamaniuk’s lab at Cornell University as a visiting PhD student to obtain training in molecular biology, from 2015 to 2018. In Dr. Olena Vatamaniuk’s lab, I got the chance to learn and utilize multidisciplinary approaches including RNA-seq, CRISPR/CAS9-mediated genome editing and synchrotron x-ray fluorescence imaging tools to identify and characterize genes responsible for Cu absorption in root and delivery to reproductive organs, and elucidated the mechanism underlying how Cu affects fertility and grain yield in Arabidopsis, Brachypodium and wheat. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher supervised by Dr. Leon Kochian and Dr. Raju Datla from Global Institute for Food Security at University of Saskatchewan, working on exploring TOR Signaling pathway involved in water use efficiency and mineral nutrient homeostasis.


姓名: 盛华金




个人研究简介:我于2012年加入四川农业大学小麦研究所周永红教授团队开始硕士和博士阶段的学习研究, 研究方向为植物营养与重金属胁迫。在国家留学基金委的资助下,我于2015年以联合培养博士的身份加入康奈尔大学Olena Vatamaniuk教授实验室。2015至2018年期间,我在Olena Vatamaniuk教授实验室开始了分子生物学领域的训练,有机会学习并利用多学科方法包括RNA-seq,CRISPR/CAS9基因编辑和同步辐射X射线荧光成像等技术研究植物铜营养平衡调控机制,以二穗短柄草为模式植物, 发掘和鉴定了多个参与调控铜营养吸收和转运的基因,并对铜是如何影响禾本科植物育性和产量的潜在机制展开研究。目前,我在加拿大萨斯喀彻温大学的全球粮食安全研究所Leon Kochian教授实验室进行博士后研究,探索TOR信号通路在植物水分和养分利用效率中的作用。