Recognizing The Plant Cell first authors: Jingjing Jiang

Jingjing Jiang, co-first author of An RNA-chaperone-like protein plays critical roles in chloroplast mRNA stability and translation in Arabidopsis and maize

 Current Position: Ph.D. student, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; B.S., Shandong Agricultural University, China.

Non-scientific Interests: Running, reading, gardening, travelling.

Brief bio: I have been always interested in plant photosynthesis since four-year university career. So I started my PhD career in the Key Laboratory of Photobiology of CAS, where I started to study the molecular mechanism of how nuclear-encoded proteins regulate chloroplast development under the direction of Prof. Wei Chi from 2012. In 2013, I identified a RNA-binding protein BSF, which regulates chloroplast mRNA stability and translation. In collaboration with other researchers, we demonstrated that BSF has RNA- chaperon activity and it can remodel the secondary structure of target RNAs and then promotes their translation.




教育经历: 2011-2019年,中国科学院植物研究所,在读博士生;2007-2011年,山东农业大学生命科学专业,学士。

兴趣爱好: 跑步、读书、养花、旅行

本人简介: 我一直对光合作用非常感兴趣,四年的大学生涯为我打开了一个新的天地。2011年,我有幸进入中国科学院植物研究所光生物学重点实验室攻读博士学位。主要研究核基因编码的蛋白调控叶绿体发育的分子机制。2013年,在迟伟老师的指导下,我们鉴定出了一个RNA结合蛋白BSF,可以调控叶绿体内mRNA的稳定和翻译。通过和其他研究者的合作,我们进一步阐述了BSF具有RNA分子伴侣活性,能够打开目的RNA的二级结构,从而促进其翻译。