Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Yuanrong Pei

Yuanrong Pei, co-first author of IRREGULAR POLLEN EXINE2 (IPE2) encodes a GDSL lipase essential for male fertility in maize

Current Position: Ph. D candidate

Education: 2014-present, State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; B.S. in Henan Agricultural University (2014)

Non-scientific interests: running, reading

Brief bio: In 2015, I joined Dr. Huabang Chen’s laboratory to pursue my doctor’s degree. Male sterile is one of the major projects in our lab research interests. In this study, we found that a novel GDSL lipase plays essential roles in anther cuticle and pollen exine development and contributes to male fertility in maize. Besides this project, I worked on investigating molecular mechanisms of maize ear development. The current research project is full of challenges, but the beauty of science exactly is to explore the unknown mysteries of nature.



教育经历:河南农业大学 农学学士(2014)