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Ronghui Pan

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor

Seed Science Center, Institute of Crop Science, Agronomy Department

College of Agriculture and Biotechnology



Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

       Sep. 2009-Dec. 2014

       Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab

       Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

B.S. in Biochemistry

       Sep. 2005- Jul. 2009

       School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, China



Seed, an important stage of plant development, is critical for plants to survive as species. Plants rely on seeds to be the vehicle to withstand long-term adverse environment, so that they can turn into the next generation in favorable conditions. Seed dormancy and germination are antagonistic processes. Germination terminates dormancy and determines the time and condition of seedling establishment, which can significantly influence the follow-up plant growth and development. Proper intervention of seed germination is of tremendous value in agriculture. Seed is also the main edible product of crop plants. Hence, seed development and maturation are key determinants of the quality and quantity of crop yield. We will try to elucidate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of key physiological events related with plant seeds.

In the wild, seeds constantly encounter detrimental environment factors in soil, such as harmful levels of metal ions, temperature, pH and humidity, and even microbes. Crop seeds also suffer from aging during storage, increasing the cost of seed industry. The ability of seeds to resist damages is key to seedling establishment. We are interested in seed stress response and damage repair mechanisms

Organelles are intricately and widely involved in plant development and physiology, including those of seeds. With an emphasis on seed-related topics, we are also studying the participation and inter-organellar collaboration of different organellesin plant development and physiology.


Perspective students and postdocs are welcome to contact me!

Research work

Molecular basis of seed development and physiology; Organelle functions and dynamics in seeds; Biotechnology of seed quality and stress-response enhancement.