Xiaofeng Wang

  College of Horticulture

  Northwest A&F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100

  P. R. China

  E-mail: wangxff99@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  Education

  07/1999    Ph.D., Plant Molecular Biology and Vegetable Physiology, Dissertation topic: Studies on genetic engineering of salt tolerance in Brassica Oleracea Var. Capitata and B. Napus. Northwestern University of Agriculture, P.R. China.

  07/1993    M.S., Crop Genetics and Breeding, Thesis: Genetic research of quantitative traits on oyster mushroom (Pleurotus Ostreatus)。 Northwestern University of Agriculture, P.R. China.

  07/1990  B.S., Horticulture, Northwestern University of Agriculture, P.R. China.

  Professional Experience

  2010--present   Professor, Associate Dean of College of Horticulture, Northwest A & F University, Shaanxi, P. R. China

  2007--2010     Research Associate, North Carolina State University, NC, USA.

  2002--2007     Post doctor, North Carolina State University, NC, USA.

  2000--2002     Post doctor, Agricultural Research Organization of Israel (Volcani Center) and Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

  1999-2000     Associate Professor, Northwestern University of Agriculture, P. R. China

  1993-1999    Assistant Professor, Northwestern University of Agriculture, P. R. China

  Academic Interests

  Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant steroid hormones that regulate a wide range of developmental and physiological processes. I am interested in the signal transduction pathways through which BRs regulate plant growth and development. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanism of BRs signal transduction pathways and to provide inter-disciplinary training to students, a wide spectrum of approaches, including plant tissue culture,  genetic transformation, gene clones, molecular genetics, biochemistry, proteomics, and cell biology, have been applied. Furthermore, a large effort has been dedicated to molecular breeding of horticultural crops with the latest discoveries in molecular mechanism of BRs signal transduction pathway.

  Courses Offered

  Biotechnology of Horticulture Plants, The Basic Principle of Scientific Research, Cultivation Science of Vegetables, Seminar of Fresh undergraduates, General Vegetable Gardening, etc.

  Honors and Awards

  ‘Hundred of Excellent Experts in Shaanxi Province”

  Selected Publications

  (1)Thierry Halter, Julia Imkampe, Sara Mazzotta, Michael Wierzba, Sandra Postel, Christoph Bu¨ cherl, Christian Kiefer, Mark Stahl, Delphine Chinchilla, Xiaofeng Wang, Thorsten Nu¨ rnberger, Cyril Zipfel, Steven Clouse, Jan Willem Borst, Sjef Boeren, Sacco C. de Vries,  Frans Tax, and Birgit Kemmerling. (2014 ) The Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor kinase BIR2 is a negative regulator of BAK1 in plant immunity. Current Biology. 24(2):134-143.

  (2)Vikramjit S. Bajwa, Xiaofeng Wang, R. Kevin Blackburn, Michael B. Goshe, Srijeet K. Mitra, Elisabeth L. Williams, Gerard J. Bishop, Sergei Krasnyanski, George Allen, Steven C. Huber, and Steven D. Clouse. (2013) Identification and Functional Analysis of Tomato BRI1 and BAK1 Receptor Kinase Phosphorylation Sites. Plant Physiology: 163 (1): 30-42.

  (3)Man-Ho Oh, Xiaofeng Wang, Steven D. Clouse, and Steven C. Huber.(2012) Deactivation of the Arabidopsis BRI1 receptor kinase by autophosphorylation within the glycine-rich loop involved in ATP binding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(1):327-332.

  (4) Man-Ho Oh, Xiaofeng Wang, Xia Wu, Youfu Zhao, Steven D. Clouse, and Steven C. Huber. (2010) Autophosphorylation of Tyr-610 in the receptor kinase BAK1 plays a role in brassinosteroid signaling and basal defense gene expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107 (41):17827-17832

  (5) Man-Ho Oh, Xiaofeng Wang, Uma Kota, Michael B. Goshe, Steven D. Clouse, and Steven C. Huber. (2009) Tyrosine phosphorylation of the BRI1 receptor kinase emerges as a component of Brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 106 (2): 658-663

  (6) Xiaofeng Wang, Uma Kota, Kai He, Kevin Blackburn, Jia Li, Michael B. Goshe, Steven C. Huber, Steven D. Clouse. (2008) Sequential transphosphorylation of the BRI1/BAK1 receptor kinase complex impacts early events in Brassinosteroid signaling. Developmental Cell, 15(2):220-235

  (7) Xiaofeng Wang, Michael B. Goshe, Erik J. Soderblom, Brett S. Phinney, Jason A. Kuchar, Jia Li, Tadao Asami, Shigeo Yoshida, Steven C. Huber, Steven D. Clouse. (2005) Identification and Functional Analysis of in vivo Phosphorylation Sites of the Arabidopsis BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE 1 Receptor Kinase. The Plant Cell, 17: 1685-1703

  (8)Hashimul Ehsan, William Keith Ray, Brett Phinney, Xiaofeng Wang, Steven C. Huber, Steven D. Clouse. (2005) Interaction of Arabidopsis BRASSINOSTEROID- INSENSITIVE 1 receptor kinase with a homolog of mammalian TGF-β Receptor Interacting Protein. The Plant Journal, 43: 251-261

  (9) Lian-Hai Fu, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yoram Eyal, Gozal Ben-Hayyim, et al. (2002) A selenoprotein in the plant kingdom: mass spectrometry confirms that an opal codon (UGA) encodes selenocysteine in Chamydomonas reinhadtii glutathion peroxidase. J. Biol. Chem., 277(29): 25983-25991

  Contact information

  Address: #3 Taicheng Road, Northwest A&F University, College of Horticulture, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, P. R. China

  Email: wangxff99@nwsuaf.edu.cnwangxff99@yahoo.com