Caifu Jiang

Ph.D. Professor

Tel: 86-10-62732331

Email: cfjiang@cau.edu.dn

1997/07 – 2001/09: BS, Centre China Normal University

2001/07 – 2004/09: MSc, Centre China Normal University

2004/07 – 2008/10: PhD, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, CAS

2008/11 – 2013/11: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford

Since 2013/11:     Professor, State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Research of Special Interest

Humanity needs to understand how plants respond to stressful environments, especially for the purpose of developing stress-tolerant crops. Soil-salinity is a major human-driven crop environmental stress factor, has severe impacts on the crops grown on ~1/3 of the world’s irrigated agricultural land, and is a major food-security environmental risk. To tackle this problem, our work exploits the most important C4 crop Maize to make major discoveries in the area of plant soil-salinity response.

Publications      *Correspondence Author
Cao Y, Zhang M, Liang X, Li F, Shi Y, Yang X, and Jiang C*.  (2020). Natural Variation of an EF-hand Ca2+-binding-protein coding gene confers saline-alkaline tolerance in maize. Nat Commun. 11, 186.
Zhang M, Liang X, Wang L, Cao Y, Song W, Shi J, Lai J, and Jiang C*. (2019). A HAK family Na+ transporter confers natural variation of salt tolerance in maize. Nat Plants 5, 1297-1308.
Cao Y, Liang X, Yin P, Zhang M, and Jiang C*. (2019). A domestication-associated reduction in K+ -preferring HKT transporter activity underlies maize shoot K+ accumulation and salt tolerance. New Phytol. 222, 301-317.
Zhao X, Bai X, Jiang C, Li Z. (2019). Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Two Contrasting Maize Inbred Lines Provides Insights into the Mechanism of Salt-Stress Tolerance. Int J Mol Sci. 20, pii: E1886.
Zhang M#, Cao Y#, Wang Z#, Wang Z#, Shi J, Liang X, Song W, Chen Q, Lai J, and Jiang C*. (2018). A retrotransposon in an HKT1 family sodium transporter causes variation of leaf Na+ exclusion and salt tolerance in maize. New Phytol. 217, 1161-1176. (# equal contribution)
Zhang M, Smith JA*, Harberd NP*, Jiang C*. (2016). The regulatory roles of ethylene and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plant salt stress responses. Plant Mol Biol. 91, 651-659.
Chen X, Yao Q, Gao X, Jiang C, Harberd NP, Fu X. (2016). Shoot-to-Root Mobile Transcription Factor HY5 Coordinates Plant Carbon and Nitrogen Acquisition. Curr Biol. 26, 640-646.
Jiang C#,*, Mithani A#, Belfield EJ, Mott R, Hurst LD, Harberd NP*. (2014). Environmentally responsive genome-wide accumulation of de novo Arabidopsis thaliana mutations and epimutations. Genome Res. 24(11):1821-1829. (# equal contribution).
Belfield EJ, Brown C, Gan X, Jiang C, Baban D, Mithani A, Mott R, Ragoussis J, Harberd NP*. (2014) Microarray-based ultra-high resolution discovery of genomic deletion mutations. BMC Genomics 15: 224.
Jiang C, Belfield EJ, Cao Y, Smith JA, Harberd NP*. (2013) An Arabidopsis soil-salinity-tolerance mutation confers ethylene-mediated enhancement of sodium/potassium homeostasis. Plant Cell 25: 3535-52.
Mithani A, Belfield EJ, Brown C, Jiang C, Leach LJ, Harberd NP*. (2013) HANDS: a tool for genome-wide discovery of subgenome-specific base-identity in polyploids. BMC Genomics 14: 653.
Jiang C, Belfield EJ, Mithani A, Visscher A, Ragoussis J, Mott R, Smith JA, Harberd NP*. (2012) ROS-mediated vascular homeostatic control of root-to-shoot soil Na delivery in Arabidopsis. EMBO J. 31: 4359-70.
Belfield EJ, Gan X, Mithani A, Brown C, Jiang C, Franklin K, Alvey E, Wibowo A, Jung M, Bailey K, Kalwani S, Ragoussis J, Mott R, Harberd NP*. (2012) Genome-wide analysis of mutations in mutant lineages selected following fast-neutron irradiation mutagenesis of Arabidopsis thaliana. Genome Res. 22: 1306-15.
Jiang C, Mithani A, Gan X, Belfield EJ, Klingler JP, Zhu JK, Ragoussis J, Mott R, Harberd NP*. (2011) Regenerant Arabidopsis lineages display a distinct genome-wide spectrum of mutations conferring variant phenotypes. Curr Biol. 21: 1385-90.
Peng ZY, Zhou X, Li L, Yu X, Li H, Jiang Z, Cao G, Bai M, Wang X, Jiang C, Lu H, Hou X, Qu L, Wang Z, Zuo J, Fu X, Su Z, Li S, Guo H* (2009) Arabidopsis Hormone Database: a comprehensive genetic and phenotypic information database for plant hormone research in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res. 37: D975-82.
Jiang C, Gao X, Liao L, Harberd NP, Fu X*. (2007) Phosphate starvation root architecture and anthocyanin accumulation responses are modulated by the gibberellin-DELLA signaling pathway in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 145: 1460-70.
Jiang C, Fu X*. (2007) GA action: turning on de-DELLA repressing signaling. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 10: 461-5.

Achard P, Liao L, Jiang C, Desnos T, Bartlett J, Fu X*, Harberd NP*. (2007) DELLAs contribute to plant photomorphogenesis. Plant Physiol. 143: 1163-72.