Research Assistant Professor College of Science

Dr. Zhiyong Li, graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2013. Since June 2013, he performed postdoctoral research in National University of Singapore, University of Wisconsin in US and University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He joined in Hunan University on October 2017 and moved to Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in SUSTech as a research assistant professor on April 2018. Dr. Li’s research work focus on several areas from abiotic stress tolerance to medical metabolite biosynthesis in plant.

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 Mechanisms of plant response to abiotic stress

 Regulation of pre-mRNA splicing in plant

 Biosynthesis analysis of secondary metabolites in plant

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1. Zhiyong Li, Yi Chen, Meesapyodsuk D, Xiao Qiu*. The Biosynthetic Pathway of Major Avenanthramides in Oat. Metabolites. 2019 Aug 7;9(8).

2. Zhiyong Li*, Jingyu Shen, Jiansheng Liang*. Genome-Wide Identification, Expression Profile, and Alternative Splicing Analysis of the Brassinosteroid-Signaling Kinase (BSK) Family Genes in Arabidopsis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019 Mar 6;20(5).

3. Jian Huang, Zhiyong Li, Gabriel Biener, Erhui Xiong, Shikha Malik, Nathan Eaton, Catherine Z. Zhao, Valerica Raicu, Hongzhi Kong, Dazhong Dave Zhao*. Carbonic anhydrases function in anther cell differentiation downstream of the receptor-like kinase EMS1. Plant Cell. 2017 Jun;29(6):1335-1356.

4. Zhiyong Li, Yao Wang, Jian Huang, Nagib Ahsan, Gabriel Biener, Joel Paprocki, Jay J. Thelen, Valerica Raicu, Dazhong Zhao*. Two SERK receptor-like kinases interact with the receptor-like kinase EMS1 in anther cell fate determination in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 2017 Jan; 173(1): 326–337.

5. Jian Huang, Zhiyong Li, Dazhong Zhao*. Deregulation of the OsmiR160 target gene OsARF18 causes growth and developmental defects with an alteration of auxin signaling in rice. Scientific Reports. 2016; 6: 29938.

6. Likai Wang, Huangwei Chu#, Zhiyong Li#, Juan Wang#, Jintao Li, Yang Qiao, Yanru Fu, Tongmin Mou, Chunli Chen, Jian Xu*. Origin and development of the root cap in rice. Plant Physiology. 2014 Oct;166(2):603-13.

7. Zhiyong Li, Zhaoshi Xu, Yan Chen, Guangyuan He, Guangxiao Yang, Ming Chen, Liancheng Li, Youzhi Ma*. A novel role for Arabidopsis CBL1 in affecting plant responses to glucose and gibberellin during germination and seedling development.Plos One. 2013, 8(2):e56412.

8. Zhiyong Li, Zhaoshi Xu, Guangyuan He, Guangxiao Yang, Ming Chen, Liancheng Li, Youzhi Ma*. Voltage-dependent anion channel 1 of Arabidopsis (AtVDAC1) affects seed germination and cold stress response and interacts with calcium sensor CBL1. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013, 14(1), 701-713.

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