Name:Chengbin Xiang
Address:School of Life Sciences, USTC, 

Huangshan Road, Hefei, Anhui Province 230027
Tel:86 551 63600429
Fax:86 551 63301443
E-mail:xiangcb@ustc.edu.cn
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
He graduated from Department of Horticulture, Southwest Agricultural University in 1982, received his Master degree from Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree from Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Idaho University in 1992. From 1999 to 2002, he was appointed the assistant scientist and assistant professor of Department of Botany, Iowa State University successively. Now he is professor & PhD advisor of School of Life Science, University of Science and Technology of China. In year 2002, Dr. Xiang was awarded “Changjiang Scholar” by Ministry of Education. Also in 2002 he received a starting grant provided by the “One Hundred Talented Researchers Plan” from Chinese Academy of Science.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Plant stress biology focusing on molecular mechanisms of drought and salt stress tolerance, sulfur metabolism and nitrogen use efficiency; regulation of root architecture by environmental factors
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1.Zi-Qing Miao, Ping-Xia Zhao, Jieli Mao, Linhui Yu, Yang Yuan, Hui Tang, Zhen-Bang Liu, Cheng-Bin Xiang (2018). Arabidopsis HB52 mediates the crosstalk between ethylene and auxin by transcriptionally modulating PIN2, WAG1, and WAG2 during primary root elongation. Plant Cell 30: 2761–2778 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00584).
2.Linhui Yu, Jie Wu, Ziqing Miao, Pingxia Zhao, Zhen Wang, and Chengbin Xiang (2017). Arabidopsis MADS-box transcription factor AGL21 acts as environmental surveillance for seed germination by regulating ABI5. Mol Plant 10: 834–845
3.Chao Luo, Xiao-Teng Cai, Jin Du, Tao-Lan Zhao, Peng-Fei Wang,Ping-Xia Zhao, Rui Liu, Qi Xie, Xiao-Feng Cao, and Cheng-Bin Xiang (2016). PARAQUAT TOLERANCE3 is an E3 ligase that switches off activated oxidative response by targeting histone-modifying PROTEIN METHYLTRANSFERASE4b. PLoS Genetics 12(9): e1006332. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006332.
4.Yu H, Chen X, Hong YY, Wang Y, Xu P, Ke SD, Liu HY, Zhu JK, Oliver DJ, Xiang CB (2008). Activated Expression of an Arabidopsis HD-START Protein Confers Drought Tolerance with Improved Root System and Reduced Stomatal Density. Plant Cell 20: 1134-1151.
5.Xiao-Teng Cai, Ping Xu, Ping-Xia Zhao, Rui Liu, Lin-Hui Yu & Cheng-Bin Xiang (2014). Arabidopsis ERF109 mediates crosstalk between jasmonic acid and auxin biosynthesis during lateral root formation. Nature Communications 5:5833 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6833.
6.Yu, L.H., Miao, Z.Q., Qi, G.F., Wu, J., Cai, X.T., Mao, J.L., and Xiang, C.B. (2014). MADS-Box Transcription Factor AGL21 Regulates Lateral Root Development and Responds to Multiple External and Physiological Signals. Mol Plant.7(11):1653-1669.
7.Yu, L., Chen, X., Wang, Z., Wang, S., Wang, Y., Zhu, Q., Li, S., and Xiang, C. (2013). Arabidopsis Enhanced Drought Tolerance1/HOMEODOMAIN GLABROUS11 Confers Drought Tolerance in Transgenic Rice without Yield Penalty. Plant Physiol 162:1378-1391.
8.Jie-Li Mao, Zi-Qing Miao, Zhen Wang, Lin-Hui Yu, Xiao-Teng Cai, and Cheng-Bin Xiang (2016). Arabidopsis ERF1 mediates cross-talk between ethylene and auxin biosynthesis during primary root elongation by regulating ASA1 expression. PLoS Genetics 12(1): e1005760.doi:10.1371/journal.pgen. 1005760



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