Xiao Li: Plant Physiology First Author

Xiao Li, first author of CALCIUM-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE38 regulates flowering time and common cutworm resistance in soybean”

Current Position: Post-doc in Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Education: PhD in Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Non-scientific Interests: Cats, Reading, Music

Brief bio: I completed my bachelors and doctors degree from Nanjing Agricultural University, China (2020). My interest in plant resistance began in my undergraduate life at Nanjing Agricultural University at Prof. Deyue Yu’s lab, and then I joined this lab for my Ph.D. training. During my Ph.D., my research mainly focused on the genetic analysis of soybean resistance traits to common cutworm and the functional characterization of related candidate genes. This study began in 2011, when we found that the flowering period of soybean is often consistent with the high incidence period of pests, and began to explore genes that synergistically regulate soybean flowering time and insect resistance.