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Lei Wang
Plant Circadian Molecular System and Development     Professor
1999, BS, Northeast Normal University. 2002, MS, Jilin Agricultural University. 2006, PhD, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2006-2013, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, USA. 2010.03- 2010.09, Visiting Scientist, Pohang Science and Technology University, Korea. 2013-present, Key Laboratory for Molecular Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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  • Lab Members
  • Lei Wang

  • Yuanyuan Zhang

    Associate Professor
  • Bin Li

  • Cunpei Bo

    PhD student
  • Xiling Wang

    PhD student
  • Wenwen Tian

    PhD student
  • Hu Wei

    PhD student
  • Yuqing He

    PhD student
  • Na Li

    PhD student
  • Yingjun Yu

    PhD student
  • Yumei Qin

    PhD student

  • Chen Su

    PhD student

  • Hang Xu

    MSc student
  • Yufan Niu

    MSc student

  • Jiashuo Zhang

    MSc student

  • Wang Y#, Su C#, Yu YJ#, He YQ, Wei H, Li N, Li H, Duan J, Li B, Li JG, Davis S, Wang L*. 2022. TIME FOR COFFEE regulates phytochrome A-mediated hypocotyl growth through dawn-phased signaling. Plant Cell,

  • Wei H, Xu H, Su C, Wang XL, Wang L*. 2022. Rice CIRCADIAN CLOCK ASSOCIATED1 transcriptionally regulates ABA signaling to confer multiple abiotic stress tolerance. Plant Physiology,

  • Ronald J, Su C, Wang L, Davis SJ*. 2022. Cellular localization of Arabidopsis EARLY FLOWERING3 is responsive to light quality. Plant Physiology, doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiac072

  • Xu XD*, Yuan L, Yang X, Zhang X, Wang L, Xie QG*. 2022. Circadian clock in plants: Linking timing to fitness. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 64(4):792-811

  • Yan JP, Li SB, Kim YJ, Zeng QN, Radziejwoski A, Wang L, Nomura Y, Nakagami H, Somers DE. 2021. TOC1 clock protein phosphorylation controls complex formation with NF-YB/C to repress hypocotyl growth, The EMBO Journal, e108684. doi: 10.15252/embj.2021108684
  • Wang XL#, He YQ#, Wei H, Wang L*. 2021. A clock regulatory module is required for salt tolerance and control of heading date in rice. Plant Cell & Environment, 44: 3283-3301
  • Yuan L#, Yu YJ#, Liu MM, Song Y, Li HM, Sun JQ, Wang Q, Xie QG*, Wang L*, Xu XD*. 2021. BBX19 fine-tunes the circadian rhythm by interacting with PSEUDO-RESPONSE REGULATOR proteins to facilitate their repressive effect on morning-phased clock genes. Plant Cell, 33: 2602-2617
  • Zhang YY, Li N, Wang L*. 2021. Phytochrome interacting factor proteins regulate cytokinesis in Arabidopsis. Cell Reports, 35: 109095
  • Li N, Bo C, Zhang YY*, Wang L*. 2021.PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORS PIF4 and PIF5 promote heat stress induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 72: 4577-4589 
  • Tian WW#, Wang RY#, Bo CP, Yu YJ, Zhang YY, Shin G, Kim W, Wang L*. 2021. SDC mediates DNA methylation-controlled clock pace by interacting with ZTL in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Research, 49: 3764-3790
  • Su C, Wang Y, Yu YJ, He YQ, Wang L*. 2021. Coordinative regulation of plants growth and development by light and circadian clock. aBIOTECH, 2: 179-189
  • Wang Y, Lu Z, Wang L*. 2021. Uncover the nuclear proteomic landscape with enriched nuclei followed by label-free quantitative mass spectrometry. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2297:115-124
  • Wei H, Wang XL, He YQ, Xu H, Wang L*. 2021. Clock component OsPRR73 positively regulates rice salt tolerance by modulating OsHKT2;1-mediated sodium homeostasis. The EMBO Journal, 40: e105086
  • Wei H, Wang XL, Xu H, Wang L*.2020. Molecular basis of heading date control in rice. aBIOTECH, 1:219-232
  • Li N#, Zhang YY#, He YQ, Wang Y, Wang L*. 2020. Pseudo Response Regulators regulate photoperiodic hypocotyl growth by repressing PIF4/5 transcription. Plant Physiology, 183(2): 686-699[more]
  • Wang Y, He YQ, Su C, Zentella R, Sun TP, Wang L*. 2020. Nuclear localized O-fucosyltransferase SPY facilitates PRR5 proteolysis to fine-tune the pace of Arabidopsis circadian clock. Molecular Plant, 3: 446-458[more]
  • Wang Y#, Qin YM#,  Li B, Zhang YY, Wang L*. 2020.  Attenuated TOR signaling lengthens circadian period in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2:e1710935[more]
  • Kim TS, Wang L, Kim YJ, Somers DE*. 2020. Compensatory mutations in GI and ZTL may modulate temperature compensation in the circadian clock. Plant Physiology, 2: 1130-1141[more]
  • Zhang YY, Bo CP, Wang L*. 2019. Novel crosstalks between circadian clock and jasmonic acid pathway finely coordinate the tradeoff among plant growth, senescence and defense. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20: 5254[more]
  • Li B#, Wang Y#, Zhang YY, Tian WW, Chong K, Jang JC, Wang L*. 2019. PRR5, 7 and 9 positively modulate TOR signaling-mediated root cell proliferation by repressing TANDEM ZINC FINGER 1 in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Research, 10: 5001-5015[more]
  • Wang Y, Zhang YY, Wang L*. 2018. Cross regulatory network between circadian clock and leaf senescence is emerging in higher plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 700[more]
  • Zhang YY, Wang Y, Wei H, Li N, Tian WW, Chong K, Wang L*. 2018. Circadian evening complex represses Jasmonate-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant, 11: 326-337[more]
  • Cha JY, Kim J, Kim TS, Zeng QN, Wang L, Lee SY, Kim WY, Somers DE*. 2017. GIGANTEA acts as a co-chaperone with HSP90 to facilitate maturation of the client protein ZEITLUPE in the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Nature Communications, 8: 3[more]
  • Wang L, Chong K*. 2016. The essential role of cytokin in signaling in root apical meristem formation during somatic embryogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 1196-1200[more]
  • Jia YB, Tian HY, Li HJ, Yu QQ, Wang L, Friml J, Ding ZJ*. 2015. The Arabidopsis thaliana elongator complex subunit 2 epigenetically affects root development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 4631-4642[more]
  • Choudhary M, Nomura Y, Wang L, Nakagami H, Somers DE*. 2015. Quantitative circadian phosphoproteomic analysis of Arabidopsis reveals extensive clock control of key components in physiological, metabolic, and signaling pathways. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 14: 2243-2260[more]
  • Kim Y, Lim J, Yeom M, Kim H, Kim J, Wang L, Somers D, Nam H*. 2013. ELF4 regulates GIGANTEA chromatin access through subnuclear sequestration. Cell Reports, 3: 671-677[more]
  • Wang L, Kim J, Somers D*. 2013. Transcriptional corepressor TOPLESS comlexes with pseudoresponse regulator proteins and histone deacetylase to regulate circadian transcription. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110: 761-766[more]
  • Zhang C, Xu YY, Guo SY, Zhu JY, Huan Q, Liu HH, Wang L, Luo GZ, Wang XJ, Chong K*. 2012. Dynamics of brassinosteroid response modulated by negative regulator LIC in rice. PLoS Genetics, 8: e1002686[more]
  • Wang L, Chong K*. 2010. Auxin brassinosteroids and G protein signaling. In Integrated G protein Signaling in Plants. Series of Signaling and Communication in Plants. page: 135-154 (Book chapter).[more]
  • Wang L, Fujiwara S and Somers D*. 2010. PRR5 regulates phosphorylation, nuclear import and subnuclear localization of TOC1 in the Arabidopsis circadian clock. The EMBO Journal, 29: 1903-1915[more]
  • Li D, Wang L, Wang M, Xu Y, Luo W, Liu Y, Xu Z, Li J, Chong K*. 2009. Engineering OsBAK1 gene as a molecular tool to improve rice architecture for high yield. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 7: 791–806[more]
  • Wang L, Xu Y, Zhang C Ma QB, Kim J, Xu ZH, Chong K*. 2008. OsLIC, a novel CCCH-type zinc finger protein with transcription activation, mediates rice architecture via brassinosteroids signaling. PLoS ONE. 3: e3521[more]
  • Fujiwara S#, Wang L#, Han L, Suh SS, Salomé P, McClung R, Somers D*. 2008. Post-translational regulation of the Arabidopsis circadian clock through selective proteolysis and phosphorylation of pseudo-response regulator proteins. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283: 23073-23083. (cover story).[more]
  • Wang L, Xu YY, Li J, Powell R, Xu ZH, Chong K*. 2007. Transgenic rice plants ectopically expressing AtBAK1 are semi-dwarfed and hypersensitive to 24-epibrassinolide. Journal of Plant Physiology, 164: 655-664[more]
  • Liu KM, Wang L, Xu YY, Chen N, Ma QB, Li F, Chong K*. 2007. Overexpression of OsCOIN, a putative cold inducible zinc finger protein, increased tolerance to chilling, salt and drought, and enhanced proline level in rice. Planta, 226: 1007-1016 [more]
  • Wang L, Xu YY, Ma QB, Li D, Xu ZH, Chong K*. 2006. Heterotrimeric G protein alpha subunit is involved in rice brassinosteroid response. Cell Research, 16: 916-922[more]
  • Wang ZY*, Wang QM, Chong K, Wang FR, Wang L, Bai MY, Jia CG. 2006. The brassinosteroid signal transduction pathway. Cell Research, 16: 427-434[more]
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