Qifei Gao

Associate Professor (Independent Group Leader)

Department of Plant Science

Address: School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

800 Dongchuan Road, Minghang, 200240, Shanghai, China




2022.09- present Associate Professor (tenure-track), School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

2017.09- 2022.08 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2015.12- 2017.3 Postdoctoral Researcher, Shaanxi Normal University, China

2009.09- 2015.07 Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Chinese Academy of Science, China

2005.09- 2009.06 B.S., Nanjing Agricultural University, China



Research interests

  1. Calcium Signaling in plant male and female interaction
  2. Calcium Signaling in plant immunity


Publications (*co-first)

1. Gao, Q., Wang, C., Xi, Y., Shao, Q., Li, L., and Luan, S. (2022). A receptor-channel trio conducts Ca2+ signaling for pollen tube reception. Nature 607, 534-539.

2. Ma, B.*, Zhang, L.*, Gao, Q.*, Wang, J.*, Li, X., Wang, H., Liu, Y., Lin. H., Liu, J., Wang, X., Li, Q., Deng, Y., Tang, W., Luan, S. and He, Z. (2021) A plasma membrane transporter coordinates phosphate reallocation and grain filling in cereals. Nature Genetics. 53(6), 906-915.

3. Shao, Q.*, Gao, Q. *, Lhamo, D., Zhang, H., Luan, S., (2020) Two glutamate- and pH-regulated Ca2+ channels are required for systemic wound signaling in Arabidopsis. Sci Signal 13.

4. Tian, W., Wang, C., Gao, Q., Li, L., and Luan, S. (2020). Calcium spikes, waves and oscillations in plant development and biotic interactions. Nat Plants 6, 750-759.

5. Pan, Y.*, Chai, X.*, Gao, Q.*, Zhou, L., Zhang, S., Li, L., and Luan, S. (2019). Dynamic interactions of plant CNGC subunits and calmodulins drive oscillatory Ca2+ channel activities. Dev Cell, 1-16.

6.  Gao, Q. *, Gu, L.L. *, Wang, H.Q., Fei, C.F., Fang, X., Hussain, J., Sun, S.J., Dong, J.Y., Liu, H., and Wang, Y.F. (2016). CNGC18 is an essential Ca2+ channel in pollen tube tips for pollen tube guidance to ovules in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 15;113(11):3096-101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1524629113.

7.  Gao, Q., Fei, C., Dong, J, Gu, L., and Wang, Y. (2014). Arabidopsis CNGC18 is a Ca2+-permeable channel. Mol Plant 7(4):739-43. doi: 10.1093/mp/sst174.

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