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1991-1996年在美國密歇根州立大學 (Michigan State University) 任研究生助理。1997-2002年在美國威斯康辛大學麥迪遜分校 (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 從事博士后研究。20028月起在美國諾貝研究所 (Noble Research Institute,LLC.,前身為賽謬爾羅博特諾貝基金會,The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.)任助理教授,201010月晉升為副教授。201712月至今任蘭州大學生命科學學院全職教授(二級)。


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1996 美國密歇根州立大學 (Michigan State University), 生物化學, 博士 (Ph.D.)

1987 中國科學院植物研究所 (Institute of Botany, CAS), 植物生理生化, 碩士 (M.S.)

1984 蘭州大學 (Lanzhou University), 植物學, 學士 (B.S.)




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Publication (*Corresponding author)


Ng, J., Welvaert, A., Wen, J., Chen, R., Mathesius, U. (2020) The Medicago truncatula PIN2 auxin transporter mediates basipetal auxin transport but is not necessary for nodulation. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(4), 1562-1573.


Ge, L.* and Chen, R.* (2019) NEGATIVE GRAVITROPIC RESPONSE OF ROOTS directs auxin flow to control root gravitropism. Plant Cell & Environment, 42, 2372-2383.


Liu, J., Rutten, L., Limpens, E., van der Molen, T., van Velzen, R., Chen, R., Chen, Y., Geurts, R., Kohlen, W., Kulikova, O., Bisseling T. (2019) A remote cis-regulatory region is required for NIN expression in the pericycle to initiate nodule primordium formation in Medicago truncatula. Plant Cell, 31(1), 68-83.


Chen, R.* (2019) Compound leaf development in Medicago truncatula. In: The Model Legume Medicago truncatula. Ed. Frans J. DeBruijn (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), DOI: 10.1002/9781119409144.ch19.

Chen, Y., Xi, J. and Chen, R.* (2019) Medicago truncatula ESN1, a key regulator of nodule development and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. In: The Model Legume Medicago truncatula. Ed. Frans J. DeBruijn (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), DOI: 10.1002/9781119409144.ch87.


Kontra-Kováts, G., Fodor, L., Horváth, B., Domonkos, á., Iski, G., Chen, Y., Chen, R. and Kaló, P. (2019) Isolation and characterization of the non-transposon symbiotic nitrogen fixing mutants of Medicago truncatula. In: The Model Legume Medicago truncatula. Ed. Frans J. DeBruijn (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), DOI: 10.1002/9781119409144.ch129.


Chen, R.* (2018) Functional genomics and genetic control of compound leaf development in Medicago truncatula: an overview. MMethods in Molecular Biology, 1822, 197-203.


Chen, Y. and Chen, R.* (2018) Physical mutagenesis in Medicago truncatula using Fast Neutron Bombardment (FNB) for symbiosis and developmental biology studies. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1822, 61-69.


Xi, J., Chen, H., Bai, W., Yang, R., Yang, P., Chen, R., Hu, T. and Wang, S. (2018) Sodium-related adaptation to drought: New insights from the xerophyte plant Zygophyllum xanthoxylum. Frontiers in Plant Science, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01678.


Chen, Y., Wang, X., Lu, S., Li, S. and Chen, R.* (2017) An array-based comparative genomic hybridization platform for detection of copy number variations in fast neutron induced Medicago truncatula mutants. Journal of Visualized Experiments,


Wang, T., Zhao, M., Zhang, X., Liu, M., Yang, C., Chen, Y., Chen, R., Wen, J., Mysore, K., Zhang, W. (2017) Novel phosphate deficiency-responsive long non-coding RNAs in a legume model plant Medicago truncatula. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68(21-22): 5937-5948.


Peng, J., Berbel, A., Madueno, F. and Chen, R.* (2017) AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR3 regulates compound leaf patterning by directly repressing PALMATE-LIKE PENTAFOLIATA1 expression in Medicago truncatula. Frontiers in Plant Science, doi; 10.3389/fpls.2017.01630.


Liao, F., Peng, J. and Chen, R.* (2017) LeafletAnalyzer, an automated software for quantifying, comparing and classifying blade and serration features of compound leaves during development, and among induced mutants and natural variants in the legume Medicago truncatula. Front. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10.3389/fpls.2017.00915.


Ge, L., Yu, J., Wang, H., Luth, D., Bai, G., Wang, K. and Chen, R.* (2016) Increasing seed size and quality by manipulating BIG SEEDS1 gene in legumes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 113: 12414-12419.


Ge, L. and Chen, R.* (2016) Negative gravitropism in plant roots. Nature Plants, 2: 16155.


Wang, T.-Z., Liu, M., Zhao, M-G., Chen, R. and W.-H. Zhang (2015) Identification and characterization of long non-coding RNAs involved in osmotic and salt stress in Medicago truncatula using genome-wide high-throughput sequencing. BMC Plant Biology, 15(1): 131.


Paez-Garcia, A., Motes, C. M., Scheible, W-R., Chen, R., Blancaflor, E. B. and M.J. Monteros (2015) Root traits and phenotyping strategies for plant improvement. Plants, 4(2): 334-355.


Kim, M., Chen, Y., Xi, J., Waters, C., Chen, R. and Wang, D. (2015) An antimicrobial peptide essential for bacterial survival in the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 112(49): 15238-15243.


Horváth, P., Domonkos, á., Kereszt, A., Sz?cs, A., ábrahám, E., Ayaydin, F., Bóka, K., Chen, Y., Chen, R., Murray, J., Udvardi, M., Kondorosi, é., Kaló, L. (2015) Loss of the nodule-specific cysteine rich peptide, NCR169, abolishes symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the Medicago truncatula dnf7 mutant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 112(49): 15232-15237.


Lauressergues, D., André, O., Peng, J., Wen, J., Chen, R., Ratet, P., Tadege, M., Mysore, K. S and S. F. Rochange (2015) Strigolactones contribute to shoot elongation and to the formation of leaf margin serrations in Medicago truncatula R108. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(5): 1237-1244.


Jha, A.K., Wang, Y., Hercyk, B. S., Shin, H-S, Chen, R. and M. Yang (2014) The role for CYCLIN A1; 2/TARDY ASYNCHRONOUS MEIOSIS in differentiated cells in Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology, 85(1-2): 81-94.


Ge, L., Peng, J., Berbel, A., Madue?o, F. and Chen, R.* (2014) Regulation of compound leaf development by PHANTASTICA in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, 164(1): 216-228.


Ge, L. and Chen, R.* (2014) PHANTASTICA regulates leaf polarity and petiole identity in Medicago truncatula. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 9(3): e28121.


Xi, J., Chen, Y., Nakashima, J., Wang, S-M. and Chen, R.* (2013) Medicago truncatula esn1 defines a genetic locus involved in nodule senescence and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 26(8): 893-902.


Wang, Y. and Chen, R.* (2013) Regulation of Compound Leaf Development. Plants, 3(1): 1-17.


Peng, J., Ge, L., Wang, Y. and Chen, R.* (2013) Signaling and transport of auxin and plant development. In: Polar Auxin Transport, eds. Chen, R. and Baluska F., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 239-258.


Uppalapati, S.R., Ishiga, Y., Doraiswamy, V., Bedair, M., Mittal, S., Chen, J., Nakashima, J., Tang, Y., Tadege, M., Ratet, P., Chen, R., Schultheiss, H., and K. Mysore (2012) Loss of abaxial leaf epicuticular wax in Medicago truncatula irg1/palm1 mutants results in reduced spore differentiation of anthracnose and nonhost rust pathogens. Plant Cell 24(1): 353-370.


Pislariu, C., Murray, J., Wen, J., Cosson, V., Duvvuru Muni, R., Wang, M., Benedito, V., Andriankaja, A., Cheng, X., Mondy, S., Zhang, S., Taylor, M.; Tadege, M., Ratet, P., Mysore, K., Chen, R. and M. Udvardi (2012) A Medicago truncatula tobacco retrotransposon insertion mutant collection with defects in nodule development and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Plant Physiology, 159(4): 1686-1699.


Cheng, X., Peng, J., Ma, J., Tang, Y., Chen, R., Mysore, K.S. and Wen, J. (2012) NO APICAL MERISTEM (MtNAM) regulates floral organ identity and lateral organ separation in Medicago truncatula. New Phytologist, 195(1): 71-84.


Chen, J., Moreau, C., Liu, Y., Kawaguchi, M., Hofer, J., Ellis, N. and Chen, R.* (2012) Conserved genetic determinant of motor organ identity in Medicago truncatula and related legumes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 109(29): 11723-11728.


Zhou, Z.Y., Zhang, C.G., Wu, L., Chai, J., Wang, M., Jha, A., Jia, P.F., Cui, S.J., Yang, M., Chen, R.* and G.Q. Guo* (2011) Functional characterization of the CKRC1/TAA1 gene and dissection of hormonal actions in the Arabidopsis root. Plant Journal, 66(3): 516-527.


Peng, J., Yu, J., Wang, H., Guo, Y., Li, G., Bai, G. and Chen, R.* (2011) Regulation of compound leaf development in Medicago truncatula by fused compound leaf1, a class M KNOX gene. Plant Cell, 23(11): 3929-3943.


Peng, J. and Chen, R.* (2011) Auxin efflux transporter MtPIN10 regulates compound leaf and flower development in Medicago truncatula. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6(10): 1537-1544.


Murray, J.D., Duvvuru Muni, R., Torres-Jerez, I., Tang, Y., Allen, S., Andriankaja, M., Li, G., Laxmi, A., Cheng, X., Vaughan, D., Schultze, M., Sun, J., Charpentier, M., Oldroyd, G., Tadege, M., Ratet, R., Mysore, K. S., Chen, R. and Udvardi, M. (2011) Vapyrin, a gene essential for intracellular progression of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, is also essential for infection by rhizobia in the nodule symbiosis of Medicago truncatula. Plant Journal, 65(2): 244-252.


Wang, Y., Jha, A. K., Chen, R., Doonan, J. H. and M. Yang (2010) Polyploidy‐associated genomic instability in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genesis, 48(4): 254-263.


Chen, J., Yu, J., Ge, L., Wang, H., Berbel, A., Yu, L., Chen, Y., Li, G., Tadege, M., Wen, J., Cosson, V., Mysore, K. S., Ratet, P., Madueno, F., Bai, G. and Chen, R.* (2010) Control of dissected leaf morphology by a Cys (2) His (2) zinc finger transcription factor in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 107(23): 10754-10759.


Ge, L., Chen, J. and Chen, R.* (2010) Palmate-like pentafoliata1 encodes a novel Cys (2) His (2) zinc finger transcription factor essential for compound leaf morphogenesis in Medicago truncatula. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 5(9): 1134-1137.


Rogers, C., Wen, J., Chen, R. and Oldroyd, G. (2009) Deletion-based reverse genetics in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, 151(3): 1077-1086.


Pan, J., Fujioka, S., Peng, J., Chen, J., Li, G. and Chen, R.* (2009) The E3 ubiquitin ligase SCFTIR1/AFB and membrane sterols play key roles in auxin regulation of endocytosis, recycling, and plasma membrane accumulation of the auxin efflux transporter PIN2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 21(2): 568-580.


Zhou, X., Wang, Y.Z., Smith, J.S. and Chen, R. (2008) Altered expression patterns of TCP and MYB genes relating to the floral developmental transition from initial zygomorphy to actinomorphy in Bournea (Gesneriaceae). New Phytologist, 178: 532-543.


Wang, H., Chen, J., Wen, J., Tadege, M., Li, G., Liu, Yu, Mysore, K. S., Ratet, P. and Chen, R.* (2008) Control of compound leaf development by FLORICAULA/LEAFY ortholog SINGLE LEAFLET1 in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, 146(4): 1759-1772.


Laxmi, A., Pan, J., Morsy, M. and Chen, R.* (2008) Light plays an essential role in intracellular distribution of auxin efflux carrier PIN2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE, 3(1): e1510.


Udvardi, M., Benedito, V., Zhang, J., Murray, J., Torrez-Jerez, I., Chen, R (2007) Genomics of Medicago truncatula: advances and potential use in other species. LOTUS NEWSLETTER, p. 93.


Sedbrook, J., Boonsirichai, K., Chen, R., Hilson, P., Pearlman, R., Rosen, E., Rutherford, R., Battiza, A., Carroll, K., Schulz, T. (2007) Molecular genetics of root gravitropism and waving in Arabidopsis thaliana. Gravitational and Space Research, 2007. 11(2).


Wang, H., Li, G. and Chen, R.* (2006) Fast neutron bombardment (FNB) mutagenesis for forward and reverse genetic studies in plants. In: Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues (1st Ed). J.A.T.d. Silva, ed., 629-639.


Shin, H., Shin, H‐S., Chen, R. and M.J. Harrison (2006) Loss of At4 function impacts phosphate distribution between the roots and the shoots during phosphate starvation. Plant Journal, 45(5): 712-726.


Chen, R.* and P. Masson (2006) Auxin transport and recycling of PIN proteins in plants. In: Plant Endocytosis. p. 139-157.


Zimmermann, P., Hennig, L., Gruissem, W., Balu?ka, F., Barlow, P. W., Baskin, T. I., Chen, R., Feldman, L., Forde, B. G., Geisler, M., Judy J., Diedrik M., Dieter V., Pierre D., Melinda L-R. and S. O. Prasher (2005) 413 Green plants as intelligent organisms. Trends in Plant Science, 10(9): 407-458.


Shin, H., Shin, H‐S., Guo, Z., Blancaflor, E. B., Masson, P. H. and Chen, R.* (2005) Complex regulation of Arabidopsis AGR1/PIN2‐mediated root gravitropic response and basipetal auxin transport by cantharidin‐sensitive protein phosphatases. Plant Journal, 42(2): 188-200.


Balu?ka, F., Barlow, P. W., Baskin, T. I., Chen, R., Feldman, L., Forde, B. G., Geisler, M., Jernstedt, J., Menzel, D., Muday, G. K., Murphy, A., ?amaj, J., Taiz, L. and D. Volkmann (2005) What is apical and what is basal in plant root development? Trends in Plant Science, 10(9): 409-411.


Peer, W.A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Blakeslee, J. J., Makam, S. N., Chen, R., Masson, P. H. and A.S. Murphy (2004) Variation in expression and protein localization of the PIN family of auxin efflux facilitator proteins in flavonoid mutants with altered auxin transport in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 16(7): 1898-1911.


Hou, G., Kramer, Victoria L., Wang, Y‐S., Chen, R., Perbal, G., Gilroy, S. and E.B. Blancaflor (2004) The promotion of gravitropism in Arabidopsis roots upon actin disruption is coupled with the extended alkalinization of the columella cytoplasm and a persistent lateral auxin gradient. Plant Journal, 39(1):  113-125.


Boonsirichai, K., Sedbrook, J. C., Chen, R., Gilroy, S. and P.H. Masson (2003) ALTERED RESPONSE TO GRAVITY is a peripheral membrane protein that modulates gravity-induced cytoplasmic alkalinization and lateral auxin transport in plant statocytes. Plant Cell, 15(11): 2612-2625.


Masson, P.H., Tasaka, M., Morita, M. T., Guan, C., Chen, R. and K. Boonsirichai (2002) Arabidopsis thaliana: a model for the study of root and shoot gravitropism. The Arabidopsis Book, 2002: e0043.


Chen, R., Guan, C., Boonsirichai, K. and P.H. Masson (2002) Complex physiological and molecular processes underlying root gravitropism. Plant Molecular Biology, 49(3-4): 305-317.


Boonsirichai, K., Guan, C., Chen, R. and P. Masson (2002) Root gravitropism: an experimental tool to investigate basic cellular and molecular processes underlying mechanosensing and signal transmission in plants. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 53(1): 421-447.


Sedbrook, J.C., Chen, R. and P.H. Masson (1999) ARG1 (altered response to gravity) encodes a DnaJ-like protein that potentially interacts with the cytoskeleton. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 96(3): 1140-1145.


Rosen, E., Chen, R. and P.H. Masson (1999) Root gravitropism: a complex response to a simple stimulus? Trends in Plant Science, 4(10): 407-412.


Chen, R., Rosen, E. and P.H. Masson (1999) Gravitropism in higher plants. Plant Physiology, 120(2): 343-350.


Chen, R., Silver, David L and F.J. de Bruijn (1998) Nodule Parenchyma-Specific Expression of the Sesbania rostrata Early Nodulin Gene SrEnod2 Is Mediated by Its 3’-Untranslated Region. Plant Cell, 10(10): 1585-1602.


Chen, R., Hilson, P., Sedbrook, J., Rosen, E., Caspar, T. and P.H. Masson (1998) The Arabidopsis thaliana AGRAVITROPIC 1 gene encodes a component of the polar-auxin-transport efflux carrier. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 95(25): 15112-15117.


Silver, D.L., Pinaev, A., Chen, R. and F.J. de Bruijn (1996) Posttranscriptional regulation of the Sesbania rostrata early nodulin gene SrEnod2 by cytokinin. Plant Physiology, 112(2): 559-567.


Chen, R. and F. de Bruijn (1995) Regulation and function of the Sesbania rostrata early nodulin gene Enod2. In: Nitrogen Fixation: Fundamentals and Applications. , W.E. I. A. Tikhonovich; V. J. Romanov; N. A. Provorov; Newton, ed., p. 502.


Bruijn, F.J., Chen, R., Fujimoto, S. Y., Pinaev, A., Silver, D. and K. Szczyglowski (1994) Regulation of nodulin gene expression. Plant and Soil, 161(1): 59-68.


De Bruijn, F.J., Chen, R., Dehio, C., Goel, A., Reiser, S. and K. Szczyglowski (1992) Hormones and nodule formation: cytokinin induction of the Sesbania rostrata early nodulin gene Enod2. In: Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Rice: Potential and Prospects. , G.S.K.a.J. Bennett, ed., p. 33-40.


Wu, N., Chen, R., Kuang, T. and P.-S. Tang (1989) Isolation and mapping of psaA gene coding for the reaction center chlorophyll a apoprotein of photosystem I from rice (Oryza sativa) chloroplast genome. Chinese Journal of Botany, 1(1): 2-8.


Kang, W., Sun, B., Chen, R. (1986) A microscopic study of flower development of "Lanzhou melon-5" melon. Act. Bot. Bor.-occ Sinica, 6(3): 177-181.



Book editor


Chen, R. and Baluska, F. (2013) Polar Auxin Transport. Series: Signaling and Communication in Plants. Vol. 17, 2013, VII, 330 p, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


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