Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yang-Er Chen

Yang-Er Chen, first author of The Low Molecular Mass Photosystem II Protein PsbTn is Important for Light Acclimation

Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Life Science, Sichuan Agricultural University

Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and M.Sc. in Ornamental Plants and Gardening, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; B.Sc. in Biology Education, Jiujiang University, Jiangxi, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Sports, Internet, Music, Movies and so on.

Brief bio: During my PhD, I investigated the response mechanism of thylakoid membrane proteins to stress, especially the characteristics of replication, transcription and translation of photosystem II (PSII)-related genes under water stress. After my PhD, I joined the Wolfgang P. Schröder Professor’s lab at Umeå University, where I worked for two years on low molecular mass subunits of PSII. Later, I have been working at College of Life Sciences at Sichuan Agricultural University in China. Our current research is focused on plant resistance and photosynthesis under environmental stresses. I hope that I can find new response mechanism of photosynthetic proteins to environmental stresses in different plants.