The Facette lab is excited to welcome post-doctoral researcher, Qiong Nan. Qiong joins us from Lanzhou University in China, where he finished his Ph.D. working on a new role for Actin Depolymerizing Factor. Qiong has done some beautiful work on actin in pollen tubes. Check out some of his publications!
Nan, Q., Qian, D., Niu, Y., He, Y., Tong, S., Niu, Z., ... & Xiang, Y. (2017). Plant actin-depolymerizing factors possess opposing biochemical properties arising from key amino acid changes throughout evolution. The Plant Cell, 29(2), 395-408.
Zhu, J., Nan, Q., Qin, T., Qian, D., Mao, T., Yuan, S., ... & Xiang, Y. (2017). Higher-ordered Actin Structures Remodeled by Arabidopsis ACTIN-DEPOLYMERIZING FACTOR5 Are Important for Pollen Germination and Pollen Tube Growth. Molecular Plant, 10(8), 1065-1081.