​  Associate Professor

  Independent Group Leader

​  Department of Plant Science



Address: Department of Plant Science, School of Agriculture and Biology, Dongchuan Road 800,     Minghang district, 200240, Shanghai, China 


Research Interests:

Light is a key environmental factor affecting plant growth and development. Ultraviolet B (UV-B) is an integral component of solar radiation on earth surface. UV-B regulates plant development and metabolism. In the lab, we use Tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana as model plants. We apply various approaches to unravel UV-B light signal transduction pathways extending from photoreceptor to signaling cascades and target genes and proteins that are important for metabolic homeostasis, plant shape and architecture determination.



National 1000 Young Talents Program (2018)

Shanghai Pujiang Talent Plan (2018)



Recent Publications:

1. Lin L, Liu XR, Yin R٭(2018)PIF3 Integrates Light and Low Temperature Signaling. Trends Plant Sci., 23:93-95. (٭Correspondence author)

2. Yin, R. and Ulm, R. (2017) How plants cope with UV-B: from perception to response. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 37: 42-48.

3. Yin, R٭. (2017) Cooling down thermomorphogenesis by UV-B signaling. Trends Plant Sci. 22: 447-449. (٭Correspondence author)

4. Yin, R., Skvortsova, M.Y., Loubéry, S., and Ulm, R. (2016) COP1 is required for UV-B–induced nuclear accumulation of the UVR8 photoreceptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113: E4415-E4422.

5. Tilbrook, K., Dubois, M., Crocco, C.D., Yin, R., Chappuis, R., Allorent, G., Schmid-Siegert, E., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., and Ulm, R. (2016) UV-B perception and acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 28: 966-983.

6. Yin, R., Arongaus, A.B., Binkert, M., and Ulm, R. (2015) Two distinct domains of the UVR8 photoreceptor interact with COP1 to initiate UV-B signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27: 202-213.

7. Yin, R٭., Han, K., Heller, W., Albert, A., Dobrev, P.I., Zazimalova, E., and Schäffner, A.R٭. (2014) Kaempferol 3-O-rhamnoside-7-O-rhamnoside is an endogenous flavonol inhibitor of polar auxin transport in Arabidopsis shoots. New Phytol. 201: 466-475. (٭Correspondence author)


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