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University of Kentucky, PSS
1401 University Drive (Office:117C)
Lexington, KY 40546-0236
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Gene Silencing and Natural Products
Ph.D., Plant Biochemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel, 2001
M.S., Crop Breeding, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China, 1991
B.S., Agronomy, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China, 1983
My research interests focus on: 1) Understanding the basic mechanism of RNAi and miRNA pathways, 2) Understanding the roles of miRNAs in plant development and abiotic stresses, and 3) Developing tools for functional genomics and gene discovery in plants. For the mechanism of RNAi and miRNA, we are using plant and Drosophila in vitro systems to study how small RNAs are interacting with cellular proteins to form active RNA-protein complexes to regulate mRNA stability and translation. For the roles of miRNAs in plant development and abiotic stress, we are using miRNA profiling technology and technologies of overexpressing or suppressing miRNA expression in plants. For development of functional genomic tools or gene discovery, we are using miRNA vector to silence single gene or multiple genes in plants, target mimicry to block miRNA function, and genome-wide random RNAi for gene discoveries.
2010-present Associate Editor of BMC Plant Biology
2011-present Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences & KTRDC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2005-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2001-2005 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
1991-1995 Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology, College of Life Science, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China
1983-1988 Research Assistant, Guichi Agricutural Research Center, Anhui, China
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