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CHEN Jianghua
Principal Investigator and Head of Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics
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Plant Functional Genomics
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden ,Chinese Academy of Sciences, 88 Xuefu Road, Kunming 650223, China



 2000 - 2006: Ph.D. in Genetics, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, SIBS,CAS

 1996 - 2000: B.Sc. in Biology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China


 2013.6 - present: Principal Investigator (head of Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS

2006.11 – 2013.6: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

2006.3 – 2006.10: Research Associate at the National key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, SIBS, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),  P. R. China.

Research interests 

 Functional Genomics and molecular marker assisted breeding in legume and rice.  

 The secondary metabolism and regulation of active ingredients in major economic plants at the southwest of China.

 The signal transduction mechanism of legume leaf movement.





  1. Chen J, Moreau C, Liu Y, Kawaguchi M, Hofer J, Ellis N, Chen R (2012)   Conserved genetic determinant of motor organ identity in Medicago truncatula and related legumes. Proc Natl Acad Sci (PNAS) 109(29):11723-8 5-Year Impact Factor=10.6 
  2. Uppalapati SR, Ishiga Y, Doraiswamy V, Bedair M, Mittal S, Chen J, Nakashima J, Tang Y, Tadege M, Ratet P, Chen R, Schultheiss H, Mysore KS. (2012) Loss of abaxial leaf epicuticular wax in Medicago truncatula irg1/palm1 mutants results in reduced spore differentiation of anthracnose and nonhost rust pathogens. Plant Cell 1:353-370  5-Year Impact Factor= 10.224 
  3. Chen J*, Yu J*, Ge L*, Wang H*, Berbel A, Liu Y, Chen Y, Li G, Tadege M, Wen J, Cosson V, Mysore KS, Ratet P, Madueno F, Bai G, Chen R (2010) Control of dissected leaf morphology by a Cys(2)His(2) zinc finger transcription factor in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Proc Natl Acad Sci (PNAS) 8:107(23):10754-10759 (*equal contribution, a PNAS Direct Submission)  5-Year Impact Factor=10.6 
  4. Pan J, Fujioka S, Peng J, Chen J, Li G, Chen R. (2009). The E3 Ubiquitin Ligase SCFTIR/AFB and membrane sterols play key roles in auxin regulation of endocytosis, recycling , and plasma membrane accumulation of the auxin efflux transporter PIN2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 21: 568-580  (5-Year Impact Factor= 10.224 
  5. Wang H*, Chen J*, Wen J, Tadege M, Li G, Liu Y, Mysore KS, Ratet P, Chen R (2008) Control of compound leaf development by FLORICAUL/LEAFY ortholog SINGLE LEAFLET1 in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology 146:1759-1772 (*equal contribution)  5-Year Impact Factor=7.054 
  6. Chen J, Pang J, Wang L, Luo Y, Li X, Cao X, Lin K, Ma W, Hu X, Luo D. (2006). Wrinkled petals and stamens 1, is required for the morphogenesis of petals and stamens in Lotus japonicus. Cell Res 16: 499-506  5-Year Impact Factor=10.216 
  7. Feng X, Zhao Z, Tian Z, Xu S, Luo Y, Cai Z, Wang Y, Yang J, Wang Z, Weng L, Chen J, Zheng L, Guo X, Luo J, Sato S, Tabata S, Ma W, Cao X, Hu X, Sun C, Luo D. (2006). Control of petal shape and floral zygomorphy in Lotus japonicus. Proc Natl Acad Sci (PNAS)103: 4970-4975  5-Year Impact Factor=10.6 
  8. Guo X, Zhao Z, Chen J, Hu X, Luo D. (2006). A putative CENTRORADIALIS/TERMINAL FLOWER 1-like gene, Ljcen1, plays a role in phase transition in Lotus japonicus. J Plant Physiol, 163: 436-44   5-Year Impact Factor= 2.960 
  9. Luo JH, Yan J, Weng L, Yang J, Zhao Z, Chen J, Hu XH, Luo D. (2005). Different expression patterns of duplicated PHANTASTICA-like genes in Lotus japonicus suggest their divergent functions during compound leaf development. Cell Res 15: 665-770   5-Year Impact Factor=10.216 
  10. Wang Z, Chen J, Weng L, Li X, Cao X, Hu X, Luo D, Yang J. (2013) Multiple components are integrated to determine leaf complexity in Lotus japonicas. J Integr Plant Biol. 55(5): 419-33    5-Year Impact Factor=2.429

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