Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Zhifeng Wang

Zhifeng Wang, first author of MYB transcription factor 161 mediates feedback regulation of Secondary wall-associated NAC-Domain 1 family genes for wood formation

Current Position: Ph.D. candidate

Education: Ph.D. and MS from State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China

Non-scientific Interests: travel, reading

Brief bio: My name is Zhifeng Wang, born in the northeast of China, which is a major forestry area for wood production in China. Wood is an important part of people’s life and has been used for pulping and papermaking, construction, furniture manufacturing and a potential feedstock for renewable energy and biomaterials. Because I am interested in tree molecular biology, I entered the State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding in Northeast Forestry University for my master and Ph.D. degrees. My master thesis focused on the effect of protein glycosylation on the synthesis of secondary cell walls in Populus simonii x Populus nigra. For my Ph.D. degree program, I was fortunate to join the research group under the supervision of Professor Vincent L. Chiang and Professor Wei Li to carry out research on molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation of wood formation. I am very interested in the current field of research and will continue to engage in research in this direction after my Ph.D., and looking forward to more novel discoveries and contributions to the research field in the future.


文章:PtrMYB161 mediates feedback regulation of PtrSND1 family genes for wood formation in Populus trichocarpa