Postdoctoral research associate
Research group: Sustainable crop nutrition
Min-Yao is a postdoctoral research associate at the Crop Science Centre. She received her B.S. in Life Sciences at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and her M.S. in Plant Biology at National Taiwan University, where she studied wounding induced miRNAs in sweet potatoes. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a research assistant in Academia Sinica on the regulatory mechanisms of Kranz anatomy development in maize. She then moved to the US and worked with Professor Neelima Sinha on parasitic plant research. Her research focused on haustorium organogenesis in the stem parasitic plant Cuscuta campestris and the host-parasite interaction between Cuscuta and tomato. Min-Yao received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis, in 2021. She then moved to the UK and joined Giles Oldroyd’s research group. She is currently working on engineering nodule organogenesis in cereals at the Crop Science Centre.
Dancing in the sun: Maize azimuthal canopy re-orientation for efficient light capture
Date: 25 January 2024
Contributors: Jhu MY, Nakayama H
Journal: Plant Cell
CRISPR gene editing to improve crop resistance to parasitic plants
Date: 25 October 2023
Contributors: Jhu MY, Ellison EE, Sinha NR.
Journal: Frontiers in Genome Editing
The genetic basis of plants' battle against witchweeds: linking immune responses to distinct resistance mechanisms
Date: 13 September 2023
Contributors: Jhu MY, Kawa D, Brady SM
Journal: Journal of experimental botany
Dancing to a different tune, can we switch from chemical to biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable food security?
Date: 14 March 2023
Contributors: Min-Yao Jhu,Giles E. D. Oldroyd
Journal: PLOS Biology
Cuscuta species: Model organisms for haustorium development in stem holoparasitic plants.
Date: 12 December 2022
Contributors: Jhu MY, Sinha NR
Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science
Parasitic Plants: An Overview of Mechanisms by Which Plants Perceive and Respond to Parasites.
Date: 2 May 2022
Contributors: Jhu MY, Sinha NR.
Journal: Annu Rev Plant Biol