Dandan Qian, first author of OsDer1 is an ER-associated protein degradation factor that responds to ER stress in rice
Current Position: Research Associate, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Education: PhD in Developmental biology at the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Non-scientific Interests: Yoga and running.
Brief bio: I obtained my PhD degree in 2016 at the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. My graduate thesis focused on investigating the endoplasmic reticulum stress response in rice seed by proteomics analysis. A large number of differentially expressed proteins were identified. Among these differentially expressed proteins, OsDer1, a homolog of yeast Der1, was dramatically upregulated in the ER of stressed seeds. To further investigate the functions of OsDer1, I decided to stay in Leqing Qu’s lab as a research associate. Now, I focus on investigating the functional mechanisms of another novel identified differentially expressed protein.