Plant Molecular Biologist and Geneticist
Dr. Jin-Gui (Jay) Chen is a Research & Development Staff Member in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Prior to joining ORNL in 2010, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chen is a Plant Molecular Biologist and Geneticist and has been best recognized for his contributions in the field of plant signal transduction. At ORNL, Dr. Chen leads research activities in the U.S. DOE BioEnergy Science Center, investigating the regulatory mechanisms underlying plant cell wall biosynthesis and biomass recalcitrance. Dr. Chen is also an investigator in the Plant-Microbe Interfaces Scientific Focus Area, studying the molecular mechanism regulating plant-microbe interactions.
Selected from 104 publications
- Yang Y, Labbé J, Muchero W, Yang X, Jawdy SS, Kennedy M, Johnson J, Sreedasyam A, Schmutz J, Tuskan GA, Chen JG (2016) Genome-wide analysis of lectin receptor-like kinases in Populus. BMC Genomics 17: 699.
- Bryan AC, Jawdy S, Gunter L, Gjersing E, Sykes R, Hinchee MA, Winkeler KA, Collins CM, Engle N, Tschaplinski TJ, Yang X, Tuskan GA, Muchero W, Chen JG (2016) Knockdown of a laccase in Populus deltoides confers altered cell wall chemistry and increased sugar release. Plant Biotechnol J 14: 2010-2020.
- Zheng K, Wang X, Weighill DA, Guo HB, Xie M, Yang Y, Yang J, Wang S, Jacobson DA, Guo H, Muchero W, Tuskan GA, Chen JG (2016) Characterization of DWARF14 genes in Populus. Sci Rep 6: 21593.
- Wang X, Liu S, Tian H, Wang S, Chen JG (2015) The small ethylene response factor ERF96 is involved in the regulation of the abscisic acid response in Arabidopsis. Front Plant Sci 6: 1064.
- Urano D, Czarnecki O, Wang X, Jones AM, Chen JG (2015) Arabidopsis RACK1 phosphorylation by WNK8 kinase. Plant Physiol 167: 507-516.
- Li Z, Czarnecki O, Chourey K, Yang J, Tuskan GA, Hurst GB, Pan C, Chen JG (2014) Strigolactone-regulated proteins revealed by iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomics in Arabidopsis. J Proteome Res 13: 1359-1372.
- Evans LM, Slavov GT, Rodgers-Melnick E, Martin J, Ranjan P, Muchero W, Brunner AM, Schackwitz W, Gunter L, Chen JG, Tuskan GA, DiFazio SP (2014) Population genomics of Populus trichocarpa identifies signatures of selection and adaptive trait associations. Nature Genet 46: 1089-1096.
- Czarnecki O, Yang J, Weston DJ, Tuskan GA, Chen JG (2013) A dual role of strigolactones in phosphate acquisition and utilization in plants. Int J Mol Sci 14: 7681-7701.
- Guo J, Morrell-Falvey JL, Labbé JL, Muchero W, Kalluri UC, Tuskan GA, Chen JG (2012) Highly efficient isolation of Populus mesophyll protoplasts and its application in transient expression assays. PLoS ONE 7: e44908.
- Guo J, Wang S, Valerius O, Hall H, Zeng Q, Li JF, Weston DJ, Ellis BE, Chen JG (2011) Involvement of Arabidopsis RACK1 in protein translation and its regulation by abscisic acid. Plant Physiol 155: 370-383.