University of Maryland, College Park
Yun-Ting Kao is a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in how plant cells respond to signals, including growth substances and environmental stimuli. Her current study focuses on the signaling transduction of ethylene and the molecular function of a key ethylene signaling component, ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE2 (EIN2). She received her PhD at Rice University where she studied biogenesis of the peroxisome, an essential organelle that catabolizes fatty acids. Before coming to the United States, she studied how rice plants respond to salt stress at National Taiwan University. In addition to research, she is enthusiastic about science communication and enhancing the public’s understanding of science. She is a Plantae Fellow creating digital content for the Plantae platform. She summarizes the latest plant science research and writes about professional development, including her ongoing Career Snapshot series.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM EDT