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Min-Yao Jhu

Post-doc researcher
Sustainable crop nutrition

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Min-Yao is a postdoctoral research associate at the Crop Science Centre. She received her B.S. in Life Sciences at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and her M.S. in Plant Biology at National Taiwan University, where she studied wounding induced miRNAs in sweet potatoes. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a research assistant in Academia Sinica on the regulatory mechanisms of Kranz anatomy development in maize. She then moved to the US and worked with Professor Neelima Sinha on parasitic plant research. Her research focused on haustorium organogenesis in the stem parasitic plant Cuscuta campestris and the host-parasite interaction between Cuscuta and tomato. Min-Yao received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis, in 2021. She then moved to the UK and joined Giles Oldroyd’s research group. She is currently working on engineering nodule organogenesis in cereals at the Crop Science Centre.


LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES DOMAIN 25 functions as a key regulator of haustorium development in dodders.

Jhu MY, Ichihashi Y, Farhi M, Wong C, Sinha NR.Plant Physiol. 2021 Aug 3;186(4):2093-2110. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab231.PMID: 34618110

MicroR408 regulates defense response upon wounding in sweet potato.

Kuo YW, Lin JS, Li YC, Jhu MY, King YC, Jeng ST.J Exp Bot. 2019 Jan 7;70(2):469-483. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery381.PMID: 30403812