Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Lin Shi

Lin Shi, first author of ECERIFERUM11 / C-TERMINAL DOMAIN PHOSPHATASE LIKE 2 affects secretory trafficking

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

Education: PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics

Non-scientific Interests: family, traveling, sports, movies

Brief bio: Lin is enthusiastic about solving puzzles in science. During his PhD in the Kunst and Haughn groups at University of British Columbia, he studied the interconnection between plant surface lipid and cell wall deposition using molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches. One of his studies published in the highlighted paper shows a novel function of the CPL2/CER11 in secretory trafficking required for export of cuticular wax and seed coat mucilage. Lin is currently completing his postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Jen Sheen, focusing on investigation of the regulatory roles of plant Target of Rapamycin in nutrient promoted growth and immunity.