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LI Yang
Academic title:
Associate Professor
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Mailing Address:
88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, Yunnan, China


Birth Date: Dec 24, 1988;  Birth Place: Yunlong, Yunnan Province   



  Sep. 2010- July 2017, Ph.D. in Botany, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

  Sep. 2006- July 2010, B.Sc. in Ecology, Yunnan University  


Research interests:   

  1. Molecular mechanisms of nutrient sense and signaling (Fe, Zn) 

  2. Crosstalk between micronutrients 


Direction: Plant Molecular Biology 


Selected Publications: 


Yang Li #, Rihua Lei #, Mengna Pu, Yuerong Cai, Chengkai Lu, Zhifang Li, Gang Liang*. bHLH11 inhibits bHLH IVc proteins by recruiting the TOPLESS/TOPLESS -RELATED corepressors in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 2022, 188:1335-1349. 


Yang Li #, Chengkai Lu #, Chenyang Li #, Rihua Lei, Mengna Pu, Junhui Zhao, Feng Peng, Huaqian Ping, Dan Wang, Gang Liang*. IRON MAN interacts with BRUTUS to maintain iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2021, 118 (39) e2109063118. 


Rihua Lei #, Yang Li #, Yuerong Cai, Chenyang Li, Mengna Pu, Chengkai Lu, Yujie Yang, Gang Liang*. bHLH121 Functions as a Direct Link that Facilitates the Activation of FIT by bHLH IVc Transcription Factors for Maintaining Fe Homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant, 2020, 13(4): 634-649.  


Yuerong Cai, Yang Li, Gang Liang*. FIT and bHLH Ib transcription factors modulate iron and copper crosstalk in Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell and Environment, 2021, 44(5): 1679-1691. 


Huimin Zhang, Yang Li, Mengna Pu, Peng Xu, Gang Liang*, Diqiu Yu*. Oryza sativa POSITIVE REGULATOR OF IRON DEFICIENCY RESPONSE 2 (OsPRI2) and OsPRI3 are involved in the maintenance of Fe homeostasis. Plant, Cell and Environment, 2020, 43(1): 261-274. 


Gang Liang*, Huimin Zhang, Yang Li, Mengna Pu, Yujie Yang, Chenyang Li, Chengkai Lu, Peng Xu, Diqiu Yu*. Oryza sativa FER-LIKE FE DEFICIENCY-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR (OsFIT/ OsbHLH156) interacts with OsIRO2 to regulate iron homeostasis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 2020, 62(5): 668-689. 


Huimin Zhang, Yang Li, Xiani Yao, Gang Liang*, Diqiu Yu*. POSITIVE REGULATOR OF IRON HOMEOSTASIS1, OsPRI1, Facilitates Iron Homeostasis. Plant Physiology, 2017, 175(1):543-554. 




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