Developmental biology, Molecular Mechanism of Plant Reproductive Development


Educational Experience

1979-1983: BSc., Northeast Normal University, China;

1985-1988: MSc., Northeast Normal University, China;

1993-1997: Ph.D., University College of Iwate University, Japan


Working Experience

1983-1985: Lecturer, Siping Institute of Education, China;

1988-1993: Lecturer, Jilin Agricultural University, China;

1997-1998: Postdoc., National Agricultural Research Center, Japan;

1998-2002: Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, China;

2002-present: Professor, Beijing Normal University, China


Research Interests

With the application of functional genomics, proteomics and transgenic technology, as well as cell and molecular biology, we mainly carried out:

1. Signal Molecular Networks of Plant Reproductive Organ Development: With SUT and HXK in sugar sensing and signal transduction and CDPK, MAPK and ARF in morphogenesis and material accumulation as the main research objects, the signal molecular networks and their molecular mechanisms of male and female reproductive organ development in rice were systematically studied.

2. Genomics and Metabolomics of Plant Reproductive Organ Development: Using rice and Arabidopsis as model plants and using genomics and metabonomics as research tools, the cascade pathways and metabolic pathways of related genes in the process of germ cell differentiation and morphogenesis and material accumulation were systematically studied, which laid a scientific foundation for revealing the development mechanism of reproductive organs.

3. Development and utilization of plant genetic resources in special habitats: Taking plant resources in special habitats such as polar regions, arid deserts and saline soils as research objects, the stress-resistant functional genes related to cold, drought and saline-alkali tolerance were isolated and identified, and the transformation and utilization of stress-resistant genes in economic plants were carried out.


Selected Publications

♦ Research Articles

1. ERF72 interacts with ARF6 and BZR1 to regulate hypocotyl elongation in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2018, Vol. 69, No. 16, 3933–3947(corresponding author).

2. A calcium-dependent protein kinase, ZmCPK32, specifically expressed in maize pollen to regulate pollen tube growth. PLoS ONE, 2018, 13 (5): e0195787(corresponding author).

3. Calcium-dependent protein kinase 21 phosphorylates 14-3-3 proteins in response to ABA signaling and salt stress in rice. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2017, 493(4): 1450-1456(corresponding author).

4. FRET-based glucose imaging identifies glucose signalling in response to biotic and abiotic stresses in rice roots. Journal of Plant Physiology, 2017, 215, 65–72(corresponding author).

5. GpDSR7, a Novel E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Gene in Grimmia pilifera Is Involved in Tolerance to Drought Stress in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11 (5): 1-17(corresponding author).


Contact Information

College of Life Sciences,

Beijing Normal University,

Beijing 100875,

P. R. China

Tel. : +86-10-58808195

E-mail: ydwang@bnu.edu.cn