Professor of School of Life Sciences,
University of Science & Technology of China
Tel ： 86-0551-63607332
Professor Xiang, Chengbin was born in 1962 in Chongqing, China. 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.
Plant stress biology including the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of salinity tolerance, drought and desiccation tolerance, and low sulfur-tolerance; cloning stress tolerance genes; roles of sulfur metabolism in stress tolerance and root development of higher plants; nitrogen use efficiency
Current research projects are sponsored by “973” Program of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Rockefeller Foundations, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and NNSFC.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Xu, P., Cai, X.T., Wang, Y., Xing, L., Chen, Q., and Xiang, C.B. (2014). HDG11 upregulates cell-wall-loosening protein genes to promote root elongation in Ara fers Drought Tolerance with Improved Root System and Reduced Stomatal Density. Plant Cell 20: 1134-1151.
4. Jin Du, Yue-Ping Huang, Jing Xi, Min-Jie Cao, Wan-Song Ni, Xi Chen, Jian-Kang Zhu, David J. Oliver, Cheng-Bin Xiang (2008). Functional gene-mining for salt-tolerance genes with the power of Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 56:653-664.
5. bidopsis. J Exp Bot. 65 (15): 4285-4295.
6. Cao, M.J., Wang, Z., Zhao, Q., Mao, J.L., Speiser, A., Wirtz, M., Hell, R., Zhu, J.K., and Xiang, C.B. (2014). Sulfate availability affects ABA levels and germination response to ABA and salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 77:604-615.
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. Min-Jie Cao, Zhen Wang, Markus Wirtz, Ruediger Hell, David J. Oliver, and Cheng-Bin Xiang (2013). SULTR3;1 is a chloroplast-localized sulfate transporter in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 73:607-616.
9. Jing Xi, Ping Xu, and Cheng-Bin Xiang (2012). Loss-of-AtPDR11, a plasma membrane-localized ABC transporter, confers paraquat tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 69:782-791.
10. Yu Wu, Qing Zhao, Lei Gao, Xiao-Min Yu、Ping Fang, David J. Oliver and Cheng-Bin Xiang （2010）Isolation and characterization of low-sulphur-tolerant mutants of Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 61:3407–3422.
11. 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 Con