Yehyun Yim, co-first author of “CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC1 promotes seed germination by destabilizing RGA-LIKE2 in Arabidopsis”
Current Position: Ph.D. Student in Crop Science and Biotechnology, Seoul National University, South Korea
Education: Bachelor of Science in Crop Science and Biotechnology, Dankook University, South Korea
Master of Science in Crop Science and Biotechnology, Seoul National University, South Korea
Non-scientific Interests: Travelling, Volunteer activity and watching the musical
I became interested in plants after reading the FAO’s World Food Crisis Report in my childhood. With my general interest in life science, I set my goal to be a researcher who contributes to resolving food problems through biological means.
During my master’s degree in Prof. Nam-chon Paek’s lab, I studied germination mechanisms of A. thaliana induced by Gibberellic acid.
The process of identifying the function of genes through molecular genetic methods and learning related mechanisms was very interesting.
I recently began studying rice, a model plant for food crops as important as A. thaliana, which particularly focuses on understanding how nitrogen utilization efficiency, aging, and environmental stress affect productivity which is the most important factor in food crop research.