Agriculture & Biotechnology Research Center
Yang Chao
Highest Education Ph.D
Phone 020-37083171
Office South China Botanical Garden, No.723,Xingkelu,Tianhe,Guangzhou,China
Education and Appointments

2021/01--  Associate professor, South China Botanical Garden

2017/10--2020/10  Postdoc, South China Normal University

2011/09--2017/07  Ph.D, South China Botanical Garden

2007/09--2011/07  Bachelor, GuangXi University

Research Interest

Molecular basis of plant responses to environmental conditions.

Regulatory mechanism of plant specialized metabolism.

Public Services
Selected Publication

1Yang C, Li X, Yang L, Chen S, Liao J, Li K, Zhou J, Shen W, Zhuang X, Bai M, Bassham DC, Gao C. A positive feedback regulation of SnRK1 signaling by autophagy in plants. Mol Plant. 2023 Jul 3;16(7):1192-1211.

2Yang C, Li X, Zhou J, Gao C. Autophagy contributes to positive feedback regulation of SnRK1 signaling in plants. Autophagy. 2023 Aug 20. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2023.2247741. (co-corresponding author)

3Yang C, Li X, Chen S, Liu C, Yang L, Li K, Liao J, Zheng X, Li H, Li Y, Zeng S, Zhuang X, Rodriguez PL, Luo M, Wang Y, Gao C. ABI5-FLZ13 module transcriptionally represses growth-related genes to delay seed germination in response to ABA. Plant Commun. 2023 Jun 9:100636.  (co-corresponding author)

4Zhou J, Ma J, Yang C, Zhu X, Li J, Zheng X, Li X, Chen S, Feng L, Wang P, Ho MI, Ma W, Liao J, Li F, Wang C, Zhuang X, Jiang L, Kang BH, Gao C. A non-canonical role of ATG8 in Golgi recovery from heat stress in plants. Nat Plants. 2023 May;9(5):749-765. (co-first author)

5Li X, Liao J, Bai H, Bei J, Li K, Luo M, Shen W, Yang C, Gao C. Arabidopsis flowering integrator SOC1 transcriptionally regulates autophagy in response to long-term carbon starvation. J Exp Bot. 2022 Nov 2;73(19):6589-6599. (co-corresponding author)

6Liu C, Zeng Y, Li H, Yang C, Shen W, Xu M, Xiao Z, Chen T, Li B, Cao W, Jiang L, Otegui MS, Gao C. A plant-unique ESCRT component, FYVE4, regulates multivesicular endosome biogenesis and plant growth. New Phytol. 2021 Jul;231(1):193-209.

7 Yang C, Shen W, Yang L, Sun Y, Li X, Lai M, Wei J, Wang C, Xu Y, Li F, Liang S, Yang C, Zhong S, Luo M, Gao C. HY5-HDA9 Module Transcriptionally Regulates Plant Autophagy in Response to Light-to-Dark Conversion and Nitrogen Starvation. Mol Plant. 2020 Mar 2;13(3):515-531 (co-first author)

8Yang C, Luo M, Zhuang X, Li F, Gao C. Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of Autophagy in Plants. Trends Genet. 2020 Sep;36(9):676-688. (co-first author)

9Xiao Z, Yang C, Liu C, Yang L, Yang S, Zhou J, Li F, Jiang L, Xiao S, Gao C, Shen W. SINAT E3 ligases regulate the stability of the ESCRT component FREE1 in response to iron deficiency in plants. J Integr Plant Biol. 2020 Sep;62(9):1399-1417.(co-first author)

10Huang X, Zheng C, Liu F, Yang C, Zheng P, Lu X, Tian J, Chung T, Otegui MS, Xiao S, Gao C, Vierstra RD, Li F. Genetic Analyses of the Arabidopsis ATG1 Kinase Complex Reveal Both Kinase-Dependent and Independent Autophagic Routes during Fixed-Carbon Starvation. Plant Cell. 2019 Dec;31(12):2973-2995.

11Yang C, Ma Y, He Y, Tian Z, Li J. OsOFP19 modulates plant architecture by integrating the cell division pattern and brassinosteroid signaling. Plant J. 2018 Feb;93(3):489-501.

12Ma Y, Yang C, He Y, Tian Z, Li J. Rice OVATE family protein 6 regulates plant development and confers resistance to drought and cold stresses. J Exp Bot. 2017 Oct 13;68(17):4885-4898. (co-first author)

13Yang C, Shen W, He Y, Tian Z, Li J. OVATE Family Protein 8 Positively Mediates Brassinosteroid Signaling through Interacting with the GSK3-like Kinase in Rice. PLoS Genet. 2016 Jun 22;12(6):e1006118.


14Yang C, Ma Y, Li J. The rice YABBY4 gene regulates plant growth and development through modulating the gibberellin pathway. J Exp Bot. 2016 Oct;67(18):5545-5556.