Yongxian Lu
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 5 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Biology Program, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010

Current position

He is a postdoc fellow in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institute for Science. His research focuses reproductive isolation and speciation in plants from genetic, cellular and molecular perspectives.


  1. Salil Chanroj, Yongxian Lu, Senthilkumar Padmanaban, Kei Nanatani, Nobuyuki Uozumi, Rajini Rao and Heven Sze. (2011) Plant-Specific Cation/H+ Exchanger 17 and Its Homologs Are Endomembrane K+ Transporters with Roles in Protein Sorting. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (39), 33931-33941.
  2. Yongxian Lu, Salil Chanroj, Lalu Zulkifli, Mark A. Johnson, Nobuyuki Uozumi, Alice Cheung, and Heven Sze. (2011). Pollen Tubes Lacking a Pair of K+ Transporters Fail to Target Ovules in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 23: 81-93. (Cited by the Faculty of 1000).
  3. Lu Y.X., Li C.J, and Zhang F.S. (2005) Transpiration, potassium uptake and flow in Tobacco as affected by nitrogen forms and nutrient levels. Annals of Botany 95: 991-998.
5 Protocols published
Making Yeast Competent Cells and Yeast Cell Transformation
Author:  Yongxian Lu, date: 07/20/2011, view: 40495, Q&A: 3
This is a quite simple but reliable protocol to make very high transformation efficiency yeast competent cells. By express your gene of interest, protein function can be studied in yeast cells.
Extract Genomic DNA from Arabidopsis Leaves (Can be Used for Other Tissues as Well)
Author:  Yongxian Lu, date: 07/05/2011, view: 29459, Q&A: 2
This is a simple protocol for isolating genomic DNA from fresh plant tissues. DNA from this experiment can be used for all kinds of genetics studies, including genotyping and mapping. This protocol uses Edward’s extraction buffer to isolate DNA.
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