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E-mail: tianhuiyu@sdu.edu.cn
Title: Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Auxin and environmental cues (N, P, Al and so on) cross-talk regulated plant growth and development

Education and Research Experience:

2011-now,Associate Professor, Shandong University

2008-2011,postdoctoral fellow , VIB Ghent University.

2004-2006, PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ralf J Sommer, Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology.


1. Liu G, Gao S, Tian H, WuW, Robert H and Ding Z*. Local transcriptional control of YUCCA regulates auxin promoted root-growth inhibition in response to aluminium stress in Arabidopsis. PLOS Genetics, 2016, minor revision.

2. Yu Q, Tian H,Yue K and Ding Z*. A P-loop NTPase regulates quiescent center cell division and distal stem cell identity through the regulation of ROS homeostasis in Arabidopsis root. PLOS Genetics, 2016, 1;12(9):e1006175.

3. Yu Q, Liu J, Zheng H, Jia Y, Tian H*, Ding Z. Topoisomerase II-associated protein PAT1H1 is involved in the root stem cell niche maintenance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep. 2016 Jun;35(6):1297-307.

4. Kong X, Lu S, Tian H. and Ding Z*. WOX5 is shining in the root stem cell niche. Trends Plant Sci. 2015, Oct;20(10):601-3.

5. Jia Y, Tian H, Li H, Yu Q, Wang L, Friml J, Ding Z*. The Arabidopsis thaliana elongator complex subunit 2 epigenetically affects root development. J Exp Bot. 2015 Aug;66(15):4631-42.

6. Zhang M, Kong X, Xu X, Li C, Tian H, Ding Z*. Comparative transcriptome profiling of the maize primary, crown and seminal root in response to salinity stress. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 24;10(3):e0121222.

7. Tian H, De Smet I* and Ding Z*. Shaping a root system: regulating lateral versus primary root growth. Trends Plant Sci. 2014 Jul;19(7):426-31.

8. Tian H, Jia Y, Niu T, Yu Q and Ding Z*. The key players of the primary root growth and development also function in lateral roots in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Rep. 2014, 33(5):745-753.

9. Tian H, Wabnik K, Niu T, Li H, Yu Q, Pollmann S, Vanneste S, Govaerts W, Rolcík J, Geisler M, Friml J, Ding Z*. WOX5-IAA17 feedback circuit mediated cellular auxin response is crucial for the patterning of root stem cell niches in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2014 Feb;7(2):277-289.

10. Tian H, Niu T, Yu Q, and Ding Z*. Auxin gradient is crucial for the maintenance of root distal stem cell identity in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2013, Sep 20;8(12). pii: e26429.

11. Tian H, Sanders E, Reynolds A, van Roy F, van Hengel J.Ocular anterior segment dysgenesis upon ablation of p120 catenin in neural crest cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Aug 7;53(9):5139-53. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-9472.

12. Tian H, Schlager B, Xiao H, Sommer RJ.Wnt signaling induces vulva development in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus.Curr Biol. 2008 Jan 22;18(2):142-6.

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