Hui Li

Postdoctoral Scientist
Wenbo Ma Group

I am interested in understanding Phytophthora effectors function during plant-pathogen interaction. My current project focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanisms of Phytophthora effectors affecting plant immunity, and the role of the conserved module in these effectors function and evolution.


Ye K, Li H, Ding Y, Shi Y, Song C, Gong Z, Yang (2019)

BRASSINOSTEROID-INSENSITIVE2 Negatively Regulates the Stability of Transcription Factor ICE1 in Response to Cold Stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2019 Nov;31(11):2682-2696. doi: 10.1105/tpc.19.00058.

Li H, Ding Y, Shi Y, Zhang X, Zhang S, Gong Z, Yang S (2017)

MPK3- and MPK6-Mediated ICE1 Phosphorylation Negatively Regulates ICE1 Stability and Freezing Tolerance in Arabidopsis. Dev Cell. 2017 Dec 4;43(5):630-642.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2017.09.025.

Li H, Ye K, Shi Y, Cheng J, Zhang X, Yang S (2017)

BZR1 Positively Regulates Freezing Tolerance via CBF-Dependent and CBF-Independent Pathways in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2017 Apr 3;10(4):545-559. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2017.01.004.

Ding Y, Li H, Zhang X, Xie Q, Gong Z, Yang S (2020)

OST1 kinase modulates freezing tolerance by enhancing ICE1 stability in Arabidopsis. Dev Cell. 2015 Feb 9;32(3):278-89. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.12.023.

Job History

2020 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2019 – 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Riverside, USA

2017 – 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2011 – 2017 PhD of Plant Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

2007 – 2011 BSc of Biological Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China