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Hong Wang BSc, MSc, PhD Professor Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

Room CSRB 220.8

Research Area(s)

  • Plant cell cycle regulation, protein ubiquitination, female gametogenesis, seed aging and vigor, abiotic stress


Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan
M.Sc., Department of Plant Sciences, University of British Columbia
B.Sc., Department of Agronomy, Huazhong (Central China) Agricultural University


A Ph.D. graduate student position is available in Dr. Hong Wang’s lab.
The research areas are in plant cell cycle regulation and protein ubiquitination (for publications, please see: Publications). Please note that the candidate needs to have a strong academic record with a M. Sc. degree in a related area and some background in plant biology.

Recent Publications

Feng H, Wang S, Dong D, Zhou R, Wang H (2020) Arabidopsis ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes UBC7, UBC13, and UBC14 are required in plant responses to multiple stress conditions. Plants 9 (6), 723; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9060723

Wang S, Li Q, Zhao L, Fu S, Li Q, Wei Y, Fu Y-B, Wang H (2020) Arabidopsis UBC22, an E2 able to catalyze lysine-11 specific ubiquitin linkage formation, has multiple functions in plant growth and immunity. Plant Science 297; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110520

Zhao L, Wang S, Fu Y-B* and Wang H (2020) Arabidopsis seed stored mRNAs are degraded constantly over aging time, as revealed by new quantification methods. Front. Plant Science 10:1764; 10.3389/fpls.2019.01764

Wang L, Wen R, Wang J, Xiang D, Wang Q, Zang Y, Wang Z, Huang S, Li X, Datla R, Fobert PR, Wang H, Wei Y, Xiao W (2019) Arabidopsis UBC13 differentially regulates two programmed cell death pathways in responses to pathogen and low-temperature stress. New Phytologist 221(2): 919-934; doi: 10.1111/nph.15435

Liao X, Zhao Y, Kong X, Khan A, Zhou B, Liu D, Kashif MH, Chen P, Wang H, Zhou R (2018) Complete sequence of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) mitochondrial genome and comparative analysis with the mitochondrial genomes of other plants. Sci Rep. 8(1): 12714;  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30297-w

Cao L, Wang S, Venglat P, Zhao L, Cheng Y, Ye S, Qin Y, Datla R, Zhou Y, Wang H (2018)  Arabidopsis ICK/KRP cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors function to ensure the development of one megaspore mother cell and one functional megaspore per ovule. PLoS Genetics 14(3): e1007230; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007230

Wang S, Cao L, Wang H (2017). In vitro ubiquitin dimer formation assay. Bio-protocol 7(1): e2082; 10.21769/BioProtoc.2082

Fu Y-B, Yang M, Horbach C, Kessler D, Diedrichsen A, Frank M. You FM, Wang H (2017) Patterns of SSR variation in wheat seeds under ex situ genebank storage and accelerated ageing Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 64: 277-290; doi: 10.1007/s10722-015-0349-9

Li Q, Shi X, Ye S, Wang S, Chan R, Harkness T, Wang H (2016) A short motif in Arabidopsis CDK inhibitor ICK1 decreases the protein level likely through a ubiquitin-independent mechanism. Plant Journal 87, 617–628; https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13223

Wang S, Cao L, Wang H (2016) Arabidopsis ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme UBC22 is required for female gametophyte development and likely involved in Lys11-linked ubiquitination. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 3277-3288; doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw142

Cheng Y, Liu H, Cao L, Wang S, Li Y, Zhang Y, Jiang W, Zhou Y, Wang H. (2015) Down-regulation of multiple CDK inhibitor ICK/KRP genes promotes cell proliferation, callus induction and plant regeneration in Arabidopsis. Frontier in Plant Sci. 6: 825; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00825

Li Q, Yin M, Li Y, Fan C, Yang Q, Wu J, Zhang C, Wang H, Zhou Y (2015) Expression of Brassica napus TTG2, a regulator of trichome development, increases plant sensitivity to salt stress by suppressing the expression of auxin biosynthesis genes. Journal of Experimental Botany 66: 5821–5836; doi:10.1093/jxb/erv287