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Huili Lui

Huili Lui

Visiting Researcher

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street
Cambridge CB2 1LR

Office Phone: +44(0)1223 761100


I got my PhD in The Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS) in 2007. Then I worked in South China Agricultural University. My previous research work focused on dissecting the function of small GTPase ROP/RAC-mediated phytohormone signaling during plant development.  In March 2016, I joined Prof. Yka Helariutta’s group as visiting researcher.  Here I will specifically focus on characterization of novel mutants with altered cytokinin responsiveness.   

Research Interests

Plant hormone signal transduction

Plant organogenesis and development 

Key Publications

Huang, J.B*., Liu, H.L*., Li, X., Wang, M., Yang, Y., Wang, C., Huang, J., Liu, G., Liu, Y., Xu, J., Cheung AY., and Tao, L.Z.(2014). ROP3 GTPase contributes to polar auxin transport and auxin responses and is important for embryogenesis and seedling growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 26(9): 3501-3518.

Chen, M., Liu, H.L., Kong, J., Yang, Y., Zhang, N., Li, R., Yue, J., Huang, J., Li, C., Cheung, A.Y., and Tao, L.Z. (2011). RopGEF7 regulates PLETHORA-dependent maintenance of the root stem cell niche in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23, 2880-2894.