Yuzhu Lu, first author of SLENDER RICE1 and Oryza sativa INDETERMINATE DOMAIN2 Regulating OsmiR396 Is Involved in Stem Elongation
Current Position: associate professor, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China
Education: 2005, Ph.D. from Wuhan University / College of life Sciences, Wuhan, China
Non-scientific Interests: basket ball, chess games
Brief bio: I worked for a short period in Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, after receiving my PH.D. from Wuhan University. Then I joined the Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology in Yangzhou University. My research mainly focuses on revealing the functions of rice microRNAs, especially these associated with the potentially excellent agronomy traits. By means of overexpression and STTM (Short tandem target mimic), we have already got dozens of transgenic lines with ectopic expression of these microRNAs. We expect our works could not only help reveal the molecular mechanisms of these microRNAs, but also help provide some available materials for agricultural application.
个人简介：获得博士学位后我曾在中科院植物所工作过一段时间，然后加盟到扬州大学江苏作物遗传和生理重点实验室。我们的研究主要集中在揭示水稻microRNA的功能，尤其是那些与优良农艺性状相关的microRNA。 通过过表达和STTM (Short tandem target mimic)技术，我们已经获得了数十个相关的microRNA转基因株系。我们期望这些工作不仅能有助于揭示这些microRNA功能的分子机制，也有助于为农业应用提供有用的材料。