Qingpei Liu, co-first author of Heat Stress Interferes with Formation of Double-Strand Breaks and Homolog Synapsis in Arabidopsis thaliana http://bit.ly/3pJonTd
Current Position: Assistant professor, South-Central University for Nationalities
Education: PhD, Huazhong Agricultural University
Non-scientific Interests: music and sports
Brief introduction: I started my scientific career in Huazhong Agricultural University, where I pursued my PhD. During my PhD study, I joined Dr. Istvan Molnar lab in the University of Arizona as a joint PhD student by the support of China Scholarship Council for two years. Now I am working in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South-Central University for Nationalities. I collaborate with Dr. Bing Liu working on the study of genetic mechanisms controlling male meiosis and recombination in Arabidopsis. Specifically, we are trying to uncover the underpinning mechanisms of how male meiosis in plants senses and responds to environmental temperature changes, and the dynamic interactions among DSB formation factors and meiotic recombinases.