Jian Feng studies the mechanisms of legume-rhizobial symbiosis signalling, using Medicago truncatula as a model system.
As a near relative of alfalfa, M. truncatula is not only an excellent model system in plant biology, but also an important forage crop in livestock farming. The aims of the Feng lab are to address the molecular mechanisms of symbiotic signalling as well as establishment and maintenance of cellular state for nitrogen fixation. When gaining sufficient knowledge of this symbiosis in legumes, we anticipate creating nitrogen-fixing cereals, vegetables and fruits in the future.
Jian join CEPAMS in 2022 after the postdoctoral training in John Innes Centre and University of Cambridge.