Current Research Interests
As sessile organisms, plants have developed numerous strategies to overcome the limiting availability of essential nutrient in nature. Recent studies reveal that post-translational modifications of proteins (PTMs) have important roles in the regulation of many protein functions which are the major level of modulations of plant response to various environmental stresses. In the current research project, we are focusing on O-Fucosyltransferase SPY modulates key essential nutrient homeostasis by interfering with the activity of the central regulator that is involved in controlling those essential nutrients absorption. Metabolic profiling reveals that several metabolites related to essential nutrients were altered in spy mutants. My research focused on SPY-mediated PTM is a key player to fine-tune controlling essential nutrient homeostasis in plants.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
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