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In liu lab, we are using Arabidopsis and maize as the model plant and focus on the mechanism of light regulated transcription, light regulated development and also the crosstalk between light signal and other environment signals.

For Arabidopsis, we areworking on the biochemical mechanism of light regulated proteolysis, the molecular mechanism of light regulated transcription and circadian clock regulated transcription, the mechanism of light regulated


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Hongtao Liu, Ph.D.

Professor  National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics

Institute of Plant Physiol& Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

300 Fenglin Road, 200032 Shanghai, China


2011-     Professor, National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics,Institute of

Plant Physiol& Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010-2011 Staff Research Associate, MCDB, University of California, Los Angeles,

2005-2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Molecular, Cell and

Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

2002-2005 Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Molecular Cellular Biology,

Hebei Normal University, Hebei, China

More Recent Publications

1.Liang T#, Shi C#, Peng Y, Tan H, Xin P, Yang Y, Wang F, Li X, Chu J, Huang J, Yin Y, Liu H*. (2020) Brassinosteroid-Activated BRI1-EMS-SUPPRESSOR 1 Inhibits Flavonoid Biosynthesis and Coordinates Growth and UV-B Stress Responses in Plants. The Plant Cell. DOI:

2.Xu Li#, Cuicui Liu#, Zhiwei Zhao, Dingbang Ma, Jinyu Zhang, Yu Yang, Yawen Liu, Hongtao Liu*. (2020) COR27 and COR28 are Novel Regulators of the COP1–HY5 Regulatory Hub and Photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. DOI:

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