Xiaolan Rao, Ph.D. | Department of Biological Sciences

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Xiaolan Rao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 
Room #A126-B
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203
940-369-7235
Xiaolan.Rao@unt.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. Developmental Biology, Wuhan University -- 2004-2011
B.S. Biotechnology, Wuhan University -- 2000-2004
Research: 
Jun/2013 - Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Identifying mesophyll and bundle sheath-specific gene promoters from switchgrass
2012 - May/2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2011-2012 Bioinformatician, BGI, Shenzhen
Publications: 
  1. Xiao-Lan Rao, Xiu-Hong Zhang, Rong-Jun Li and Ying-Tang Lu*. (2011). A calcium sensor-interacting protein kinase negatively regulates salt stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) Functional Plant Biology.
  2. Xiu-Hong Zhang, Xiao-Lan Rao, Hai-Tao Shi, Rong-Jun Li and Ying-Tang Lu*. (2011). Expression analysis of the cytosolic Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene family in rice under environmental stresses. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture.

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