Xiaoxiao Li, co-first author of “Ectopic expression of BOTRYTIS SUSCEPTIBLE1 reveals its function as a positive regulator of wound-induced cell death and plant susceptibility to Botrytis”
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at Zhejiang University
Education: M.S., Zhejiang A&F University
Non-scientific Interests: Travelling and history
Brief bio: I started my post-graduate studies at College of Forestry and Biotechnology in Zhejiang A&F University since 2018 and afterwards had the honor to join Prof. Fuqiang Cui’s research group to pursue a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. During this stage, I focused on research stress responses, immunity, and development. With an interest in plant immunity, I continued my doctoral studies at Prof. Tao’s lab in 2022.In this year, I was a co-first author of an article published in The Plant Cell that BOS1 positively regulates cell death. In this work, we discovered that bos1-1 is a gain-of-function mutant and that BOS1 function in regulation of fertility and Botrytis response can both be understood as misregulated cell death. In the future, I will intend to keep research on the scientific mysteries surrounding the plant immunity.
发表论文：Ectopic expression of BOTRYTIS SUSCEPTIBLE1 reveals its function as a positive regulator of wound-induced cell death and plant susceptibility to Botrytis