Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Xinxin Li

Xinxin Li, first author of INCREASING NODULE SIZE1 expression is required for normal rhizobial symbiosis and nodule development

Current Position: Associate Professor in Root Biology Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China

Education: PhD in Plant Nutrition at the State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, badminton, dancing, travelling, hiking

Brief bio: I received my doctoral degree in the laboratory of Prof. Hong Liao at College of Resources and Environment, Root Biology Center, South China Agricultural University. During my doctoral studies, my research was focused on the regulatory mechanisms of EXPANSIN proteins involved in root architecture modification and nodulation in soybean. After my PhD, I moved to Fujian province, Root Biology Center in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, and continued my research on the mechanisms of root architecture modification and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in plants. Currently, I am working on the molecular pathways that lead to improvement of BNF capacity and yield in legumes through forward genetics.