Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Yupei Wang

Yupei Wang, first author of Molecular basis for high ligand sensitivity and selectivity of strigolactone receptors in Striga

Current Position: Ph.D. candidate in School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University

Education: B.S. in College of Life Science, Wuhan University

Non-scientific Interests: badminton and outdoor sports

Brief bio: I grew up in a small town with green hills and water in southern China. With curiosity and the encouragement of my biology teacher in high school, I started my college life at Wuhan University majoring in life science. Wuhan University is a beautiful place with many colorful trees and plants. In the university, I learned cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and plant biology. At the same time, the way that plants respond to biotic and abiotic stress in their sessile lives aroused my strong interest. Subsequently, I joined Prof. Daoxin Xie’s team as a Ph.D. student at Tsinghua University and focused on plant hormone function. During my studies, I found that the strategies evolved to protect plants from stress, especially those involved in the coevolution of parasitic plants and their hosts, is intriguing. I hope to further explore the defense mechanisms through structural, biochemical, and bioinformatics approaches in the future.


姓名: 王玉佩