I am working on carotenoid metabolism in green leaves and other carotenoid-rich tissues as a research associate in Dr. Li Li’s lab at Cornell University, where the ORANGE (OR) protein was initially identified. I first learned how exciting plant biology research could be when I was working on an undergraduate research project at Nanjing University in Dr. Shan Lu’s group. I am interested in chloroplast development and biotechnologies for promoting photosynthetic capacity and nutritional values of crops. Currently I mainly focused on two subjects: the regulation of secondary metabolism in both green algae and higher plants, and the role of orange gene in chloroplast development.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM EDT