Weijie Huang is a Postdoctoral Scientist in Professor Saskia Hogenhout’s group, working on plant-phytoplasma-insect interactions.
The focus of his study is to understand how phytoplasma effector proteins manage to manipulate both plant development and insect behaviours and contribute to the establishment of the 3-way interactions.
Yuan T. L., Huang W., He J., Zhang D., Tang W. H.Stage-Specific Gene Profiling of Germinal Cells Helps Delineate the Mitosis/Meiosis Transition.Plant Physiology (176)Publisher's version: 10.1104/pp.17.01483
Gui C. P., Dong X., Liu H. K., Huang W. J., Zhang D., Wang S. J., Barberini M. L., Gao X. Y., Muschietti J., McCormick S., Tang W. H.Overexpression of the tomato pollen receptor kinase LePRK1 rewires pollen tube growth to a blebbing mode.Plant Cell (26)Publisher's version: 10.1105/tpc.114.127381
Huang W., Liu H. K., McCormick S., Tang W. H.Tomato Pistil Factor STIG1 Promotes in Vivo Pollen Tube Growth by Binding to Phosphatidylinositol 3-Phosphate and the Extracellular Domain of the Pollen Receptor Kinase LePRK2.Plant Cell (26)Publisher's version: 10.1105/tpc.114.123281