I am from Tianjin, China and received my BS in Life Sciences from Xiamen University in 2011. I joined the Texas A&M University Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate program in the Fall of 2011 and then joined the Devarenne Lab in May, 2012.
I am researching the SnRK complex in relation to regulation of programmed cell death and cell metabolism in tomato. I am interested in: 1) how the different homologs of the three subunits in SnRK complex interact; 2) how Adi3 regulation influences the SnRK complex phosphorylation state, cellular localization and kinase activity; 3) how this regulation influences metabolism and energy expenditures; and finally, 4) how all these aspects contribute to pathogen resistance.
Dongyin successfully defended her thesis in February, 2018 and is now a Scientific Analyst at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in San Francisco, CA (as of 03.25.2019).