Shuixian Li, co-first author of “Delphinieae flowers originated from the rewiring of interactions between duplicated and diversified floral organ identity and symmetry genes”
Current position：Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Education：Bachelor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Brief bio：I became interested in the diversity of flowers when I was an undergraduate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2018, I was honored to join Prof. Hongzhi Kong’s group as a graduate student and engaged in evo-devo studies of flowers. With a focus on exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and evolution of Delphinieae flowers, I carried out detailed comparative transcriptomic analyses in representative species of Delphinieae and its outgroup Nigelleae. I found that some genes showed interesting expression changes tightly associated with the origin of the Delphinieae flowers. I am now pursuing my Ph.D. study. My current work is to explore how the sepal and petals spurs were made through development and evolution in Delphinieae by using classic evo-devo strategies and advanced computational modelling.
发表论文：Delphinieae flowers originated from the rewiring of interactions between duplicated and diversified floral organ identity and symmetry genes