Research assistant professor Department of Biology, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

Education Background:

2011/4-2014/3 Ph.D. in The Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2007/9 -2010/6 M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular biology, Rice Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University

2003/9 -2007/6 B.S. in Biotechnology, College of Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University


Work Experience:

2018/9-to date Research Assistant Professor, SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies,Southern University of Science and Technology

2018/4-2018/8 Research Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2014/4-2018/3 Postdoc. fellow, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Personal Profile


Development of regulators in plant hormone signal transduction with chemical

genetic screening.

Development of regulators in post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) with

chemical genetic screening.

Investigation of the mechanism of plant hormone signal transduction and

PTGS with small molecules.

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1. Zhu Y, Li H, Su Q, Wen J, Wang Y, Song W, Xie Y, He W, Yang Z, Jiang K#, Guo H#. A phenotype-directed chemical screen identifies ponalrestat as an inhibitor of the plant flavin monooxygenase YUCCA in auxin biosynthesis. J Biol. Chem. 2019, in press.

2. Nakamura H*, Hirabayashi K*, Miyakawa T, Kikuzato K, Hu w, Xu Y, Jiang K, Takahashi I, Niiyama R, Dohmae N, Tanokura M, Asami T#. Mol Plant. 2019, 12(1):44-58.

3. Takeuchi J*, Jiang K*, Hirabayashi K*, Imamura Y, Wu Y, Xu Y, Miyakawa T, Nakamura H, Tanokura M, Asami T#. Rationally Designed Strigolactone Analogs as Antagonists of the D14 Receptor. Plant Cell Physiol. 2018, 59(8):1545-1554.

4. Tian M*, Jiang K*, Takahashi I, Li G#. Strigolactone-induced senescence of a bamboo leaf in the dark is alleviated by exogenous sugar. J Pest Sci. 2018,42(3)173-179.

5. Jiang K, Asami T#. Chemical regulators of plant hormones and their applicationsin basic research and agriculture. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2018, 82(8):1265-1300. (front cover)

6. Ito S, Jiang K, Asami T#. Plant hormone cross talk with a focus on strigolactone and its chemical dissection in rice. Rice genomics, genetics and breeding. Springer, Singapore. 2018, 113-127.

7. Jamil M, Kountche BA, Haider I, Guo X, Ntui VO, Jia KP, Ali S, Hameed US, Nakamura H, Lyu Y, Jiang K, Hirabayashi K, Tanokura M, Arold ST, Asami T, Al-Babili S#. Methyl phenlactonoates are efficient strigolactone analogs with simple structure. J Exp Bot. 2018, 69(9):2319-2331.

8. Miyazaki S, Jiang K, Kobayashi M, Asami T, Nakajima M#. Helminthosporic acid functions as an agonist for gibberellin receptor. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2017, 81(11):2152-2159.

9. Jiang K*, Shimotakahara H*, Luo M*, Otani M, Nakamura H, Moselhy SS, Abualnaja KO, Al-Malki AL, Kumosani TA, Kitahata N, Nakano T, Nakajima M, Asami T#. Chemical screening and development of novel gibberellin mimics. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2017, 27(16):3678-3682.

10. Jiang K*, Otani M*, Shimotakahara H, Yoon JM, Park SH, Miyaji T, Nakano T, Nakamura H, Nakajima M, Asami T#. Substituted Phthalimide AC94377 Is a Selective Agonist of the Gibberellin Receptor GID1. Plant Physiol. 2017, 173(1):825-835.

11. Li G, Pan L, Jiang K, Takahashi I, Nakamura H, Xu Y, Asami T#, Shen R#. Strigolactone are involved in sugar signaling to modulate early seedling development in Arabidopsis. Plant Biotechnology. 2016, 33(2): 87-97. (front cover)

12. Jiang K, Kurimoto T, Seo EK, Miyazaki S, Nakajima M, Nakamura H, Asami T. Development of Inhibitors of Salicylic Acid Signaling. J Agric Food Chem. 2015, 63(32):7124-33.

(*Co-first author, #Corresponding author)

(*Co-first author, #Corresponding author)


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