Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Rongfang Guo

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

Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Horticulture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China

EducationPh. D. in Olericulture, Zhejiang University

Non-scientific Interests: reading, travel, sewing

Brief bio: I completed my B.S in Horticulture at Shanxi Agriculture University in 2008. At that time, I began to grow plants in the greenhouse and learn the concept of facility control. Then I went to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou to study vegetable quality control in the lab of Prof. Qiaomei Wang. During the doctoral years, I mainly focused on the regulation of secondary metabolites by chemical elicitors. I began to contact with cell biology in the lab of Prof. Bo Liu at University of California, DAVIS and continued to work on selective autophagy in Professor Jiang’s lab. It is quite interesting to observe the degradation of cargo Exo70E2 via receptor AtNBR1-mediated autophagic pathway and detect the tripartite interaction of AtATG8, AtExo70E2, and AtNBR1.