Jiakun Zheng, first author of INCREASING NODULE SIZE1 expression is required for normal rhizobial symbiosis and nodule development
Current Position: Master candidate student, Root Biology Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
Education: Bachelor in College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.
Non-scientific Interests: Reading, hiking, music
Brief bio: I received my B.S. degree from South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China. In 2016, I started my postgraduate study in the lab of Prof. Hong Liao at Root Biology Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. My major is Plant Nutrition and my research mainly focuses on the molecular mechanisms of soybean nodulation including nodule formation and development. I was fascinated by the complexity regulation of N2 fixation occurred in nodules. During two years’ training, I learned modern techniques in genetic engineering and gene designing, functional analysis of target genes in nodulation, and using confocal laser scanning microscope. I am going to start my PhD study after the master program.