Chenggang Liu, Ph.D. | Department of Biological Sciences

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Chenggang Liu, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Office: 
Room #B423
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203
940-369-1835
Chenggang.Liu@unt.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Title: Characterization and functional analysis of Arabinogalactan Protein 31 (AGP31) in Arabidopsis (Advisor: Dr. Mona Mehdy) - Aug/2000 - Aug/2007
M.S. Forestry Ecology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, Sept/1992 - July/1995
B.S. Forestry, Xinjiang Agricultural University, Xinjiang, China, Sept/1988 - July/1992
Research: 
Jun/2013 - Present Research Assistant Professor at University of North Texas
Jun/2011 - May/2013 Postdoc in Dr. Dixon's lab, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
May/2009 - May/2011 Postdoc in Dr. Nina Fedoroff's lab, The Pennsylvania State University
Jan/2008 - May/2009 Postdoc in Dr. Alan Jones' lab, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sep/2007 - Dec/2007 Postdoc Fellow
Aug/2000 - Aug/2007 Graduate Student, University of Texas
Publications: 
  1. Chenggang Liu, Michael J. Axtell and Nina V. Fedoroff. (2012). The helicase and RNaseIIIa domains of Arabidopsis DCL1 modulate catalytic parameters during microRNA biogenesis. Plant Physiology 159(2): 748-758.
  2. Chenggang Liu, Mona C. Mehdy. (2007). A non-classical arabinogalactan-protein gene highly expressed in vascular tissues, AGP31, is transcriptionally repressed by methyl jasmonic acid in Arabidopsis. Plant physiology 145:863-874.
  3. Richard A. Dixon, Chenggang Liu, Ji Hyung Jun. (2012). Metabolic engineering of anthocyanins and condensed tannins in plants. Current Opinion in Biotechnology.
  4. Jerome Verdier, Jian Zhao, Ivone Torres-Jerez, Shujun Ge, Chenggang Liu, Xianzhi He, Kirankumar S. Mysore, Richard A. Dixon, and Michael K. Udvardi. (2012). MtPAR MYB transcription factor acts as an on switch for proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula. PNAS.
  5. Jeffrey C. Grigston, Daniel Osuna, Wolf-Rüdiger Scheible, Chenggang Liu, Mark Stitt and Alan M. Jones. (2008). d-Glucose sensing by a plasma membrane regulator of G signaling protein AtRGS1. FEBS Letters 582:3577-3584.

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