Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Yu Song

Yu Song, first author of The rice actin-binding protein RMD regulates light-dependent shoot gravitropism

Current Position: PhD candidate, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Education: 2013/09-to now, PhD candidate, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 2010/09-2013/06, Nanjing Agricultural University; 2006/09-2010/06,Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Non-scientific Interests: cooking, music, movies, traveling

Brief bio: It’s always attractive to learn the mechanism of interaction between environmental elements and plant development. I started my journey in the group of Dabing Zhang in Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a PhD student in 2013. Finally we found actin binding protein RMD could be a link which was able to associated the light signaling, actin cytoskeleton and gravity perception. During my PhD study, I also got an opportunity to do research in the University of Adelaide, supporting by CSC. At that time, I cooperate with many passionate researchers and under the supervision of Prof. Vincent Bulone. Currently, I am planning to apply a post-doctoral position to continue my research.