Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Li-jie Zhou

Li-jie Zhou, first author of The SUMO E3 ligase MdSIZ1 targets MdbHLH104 to regulate plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity and iron homeostasis

Current Position: Lecturer, College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095, China.

Education: Ph.D. in Agriculture (2018), Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an, China

Non-scientific Interests: Music, Books, Traveling.

Brief bio: As a Ph.D. student, I had worked in the lab of my doctoral supervisor Dr. Yu-Jin Hao, where I received my basic training of lab experiments. My research projects had focused on understanding the regulatory mechanisms of posttranslational modification of proteins in controlling fruit quality formation and rootstock resistance of apples. After graduation (in June 2018), I recently joined Dr. Fadi Chen`s lab at Nanjing Agricultural University, where I started to investigate the gene regulatory mechanisms controlling flower color formation in Chrysanthemums.