Young Nam Yang: Plant Physiology First Author

Young Nam Yang, first author of “The transcription factor ORA59 exhibits dual DNA binding specificity that differentially regulates ethylene- and jasmonic acid-induced genes in plant immunity”

Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at Department of Life Sciences, Korea University

Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Department of Molecular Biology, Pusan National University

Non-scientific Interests: I love ball games. Especially, I love to watch fantastic performance of NBA or MLB players. And I enjoy hiking with my family on a fine day.

Brief bio:

My interest in plant research arose during my undergraduate course. After receiving a master’s degree through plant photosynthesis and senescence research, I joined Professor Ohkmae K. Park ‘s lab as a Ph.D. student. I started studying plant immunity for the first time here, and in the process, I was attracted to the plant immunity field. I had a great time here with great colleagues and professor working on the ORA59 transcription factor. I would not have finished this paper without the help of my colleagues and professor. I’d like to thank lab people again. This paper provides insights into how ORA59 can generate specific patterns of gene expression dynamics through JA and ET hormone pathways. Following this paper, we are studying various mechanisms for controlling ORA59, so please look forward to the next paper. From now on, I want to learn the latest technology and do more in-depth research. Through this, I want to study the relationship between plants and microorganisms in depth by learning and combining diverse skills and knowledge.