Research Assistant Professor Department of Biology

Dr. Long obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and now is a Research Assistant Professor in Jixian Zhai group at the Department of Biology of SUSTech.

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1.The epigenetic regulation of genetic recombination.

2. The development of single-cell sequencing technologies.

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1. Long, Y.*, Xie, D.*, Zhao, Y., Shi, D., and Yang, W. (2018). BICELLULAR POLLEN 1 is a modulator of DNA replication and pollen development in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.15610.

2. Zhang, Y., Harris, C.J., Liu, Q., Liu, W., Ausin, I., Long, Y., Xiao, L., Feng, L., Chen, X., Xie, Y., et al. (2018). Large-scale comparative epigenomics reveals hierarchical regulation of non-CG methylation in Arabidopsis. PNAS 115, E1069.

3. Fang, H., Liu, Z., Long, Y., Liang, Y., Jin, Z., Zhang, L., Liu, D., Li, H., Zhai, J., and Pei, Y. (2017). The Ca2+/calmodulin2-binding transcription factor TGA3 elevates LCD expression and H2S production to bolster Cr6+ tolerance in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 91, 1038-1050.

4. Kuo, H.Y., Jacobsen, E.L., Long, Y., Chen, X., and Zhai, J. (2017). Characteristics and processing of Pol IV-dependent transcripts in Arabidopsis. Journal of Genetics and Genomics 44, 3-6.

5. Wang, S., Shi, D., Long, Y., Liu, J., and Yang, W. (2012). GAMETOPHYTE DEFECTIVE 1, a putative subunit of RNases P/MRP, is essential for female gametogenesis and male competence in Arabidopsis. PloS one 7, e33595.

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Welcome to the Department of Biology! Since its establishment in 2012, the Department of Biology has attracted internationally renowned professors to join as leaders and dozens of young scientists to start their independent academic career here pursuit of excellence in research and teaching. The research interests of our faculty members include diverse topics such as systems biology, plant biology, neurobiology, structural biology and molecular cell biology. The primary goals of our faculty are to address the most significant fundamental biological questions and to develop new strategies to treat various complex diseases. Such efforts will benefit from the shared inter-disciplinary collaborative spirit deeply rooted in the minds of all the faculty members working in different departments at SUSTech.
Mentoring the next generation biologists with the highest standards is another primary task of the Department of Biology. Our professors choose internationally acclaimed textbooks to teach core courses biological sciences, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Undergraduates are encouraged to join the laboratory early to get firsthand working experience in basic and/or applied biological research, which helps them to consolidate the mastering of basic techniques, to broaden their knowledge horizons and to acquire the capabilities of problem identifying, hypothesis formulating and problem solving.
Life science, one of the fastest developing natural scientific disciplines, has been the driving force behind the growth of the world economy and provides the know for the development of new technologies serving to improve the human health and welfare at large. Wit generous financial support from the Shenzhen municipal government, we are confident that the Department of Biology in SUSTech will surely grow into a top tier globally-renowned research and teaching center!
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