Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Feng Wang

Feng Wang, first author of SlHY5 Integrates Temperature, Light and Hormone Signaling to Balance Plant Growth and Cold Tolerance

Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang 110866, China; Key Laboratory of Protected Horticulture, Ministry of Education; National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Northern Horticultural Facilities Design & Application Technology (Liaoning), Shenyang 110866, China

Education: Ph.D. in Vegetable Science, Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University. China

Non-scientific Interests: Traveling, mountain hiking

Brief bio: Driven by my interest in life science, I entered into the lab of my graduate advisors Professor Jingquan Yu and Professor Yanhong Zhou, where I started to explore the regulation of light signaling in plant growth and adaptation under adverse environmental conditions. We found that gradual cooling accompanied by short days and decreased R/FR ratios can induce phyA-dependent SlHY5 accumulation in tomato plants. Increased accumulation of SlHY5 resulted in a decrease in the GA/ABA ratio with growth cessation and an increase in cold tolerance. Phytochrome-dependent SlHY5 may function as a critical regulator of the trade-off between plant growth and stress response in plants. After graduation, I joined the lab of Professor Tianlai Li (Academician of China Engineering Academy) at the Shenyang Agricultural University. Currently, I am still working to determine the precise molecular mechanisms transducing the signals from light and temperature perception to maintain plant growth and adaptation, and investigating the complex integration of light, temperature and hormones signals in plants.



单位: 沈阳农业大学园艺学院,设施园艺省部共建教育部重点实验室,北方园艺设施设计与应用技术国家地方联合工程研究中心(辽宁),中国,沈阳 110866