Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Maki Hayashi

Maki Hayashi, first author of The quest for the central players governing pollen tube growth and guidance

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Education: Ph.D. from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Non-scientific Interests: Watching a movie and a YouTube channel, music, reading

Brief bio: During the PhD course, I belonged to Prof. Toshinori Kinoshita laboratory in Nagoya University, and had engaged on the mechanisms of stomatal opening mediated by the plasma membrane H+-ATPase. After that, I joined Prof. Michael Palmgren laboratory at University of Copenhagen, and I was studying the H+-ATPase functions in Arabidopsis pollen tube elongation. Our recent study demonstrated that H+-ATPases function is required for pollen tube elongation and seed production. In this review, we propose new insights into the function of H+-ATPase in pollen tube growth and guidance. In the future, I would like to continue the H+-ATPase study and understand the physiological functions deeply.