Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Lingzhen Ye

Lingzhen Ye, co-first author of A Trypsin Family Protein Gene Controls Tillering and Leaf Shape in Barley

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Institute of Crop Science, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)

Education: PhD in crop science, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China); Bachelor in Biotechnology, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forest University (Hangzhou, China)

Non-scientific Interests: travelling, music, shopping

Brief biography: After graduating with a bachelor degree, I entered the lab of Professor Guoping Zhang at Zhejiang University and studied as a doctorate student majoring in crop genetics and physiology. The topic of my thesis research was focused on the beer haze trait of malting barley. In this research I identified two novel genes/proteins associated with beer haze formation, with 5 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. After getting my PhD degree, I carried out a two-year postdoc working at the same lab, supervised by Prof. Zhang, and turned to genetic basis of barley tillering in the research interest. Currently I am working as a staff of Zhejiang University. In this research, physiological and molecular mechanisms for a strongly-tillering mutant (hnt1) was described.