Sijia Qi, co-first author of “The OPEN STOMATA1-SPIRAL1 module regulates microtubule stability during abscisic acid-induced stomatal closure in Arabidopsis”
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate in China Agricultural University
Education: Bachelor, Agricultural University of Hebei
Non-scientific Interests: Music, game
I had a strong interest in plant cell biology and started to work in a laboratory during my undergraduate. In 2019, I was very happy to enter China Agricultural University and join the research group of Professor Tonglin Mao and Xiangfeng Wang at State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. My research interest is plant cytoskeleton and stomatal movement. In this study, we have investigated the role of microtubule cytoskeleton in ABA-regulated stomatal movement, and revealed the new function of microtubule associated protein SPR1, which could be directly phosphorylated by OST1 and positively regulate ABA-induced stomatal closure. In the future, I will continue to explore the delicate regulatory mechanisms of plant stomatal movement.
发表论文：The OPEN STOMATA1-SPIRAL1 module regulates microtubule stability during abscisic acid-induced stomatal closure in Arabidopsis