Xiaowen Shi: Plant Physiology First Author

Xiaowen Shi, co-first author of “SCARECROW maintains the stem cell niche in Arabidopsis root by ensuring telomere integrity

Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Northwest A & F University


2019.09 –        Northwest A & F University, Ph.D. Candidate

2015.09 – 2018.06 Shanxi Agriculture University, Master of Biology

Non-scientific Interests: reading, running, traveling

Brief biography:

I joined the laboratory of Professor Hongchang Cui in 2018 and have been studying the mechanism underlying root growth and development. As the co-first author of this study, I have conducted the following work: 1) Repeated some of the experiments conducted by Bingxin Wang: (such as examination of the anatomy and marker gene expression in mutant roots, and testing the interaction between TEN1 and STN1. 2) Determined the extent of DNA damage in the scr mutant by comet assay. 4) Assessed telomere integrity by a quantitative PCR-based assay. In addition, I have been characterizing the role of AT-Hook transcription factors in root development and leaf senescence in Arabidopsis.