- GDCB Department Chair
My laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms and gene regulatory networks through which plant steroid hormone, Brassinosteroid (BRs), regulate plant growth and stress responses. We use a combination of genetics, genomics, computational modeling and predicative phenomics approaches and model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in our research. Our long-term goal is to apply the knowledge generated from model systems to improve crop production under adverse climate conditions.
- B.S., Biology, Sichuan University, Chendu, China, 1985
- M.S., Cell Biology and Genetics, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1988
- Ph.D., Macromolecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, 1997