Dr. Ming Yang, Associate Professor
Mailing Address: Oklahoma State University
Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
301 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013, USA
Telephone: +1 (405) 744 9508

Cell biology and molecular genetics: cell cycle regulation and morphogenesis at the cellular and subcellular levels in Arabidopsis thaliana.

My goal in research is to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie cellular and subcellular organization. Towards this end, both experimental and theoretical approaches are employed. The emphases are on novel morphologies or processes and on identification of the determining factors of the morphologies or processes. Currently there are two major investigations going on in my laboratory: one is on the reproductive processes regulated by SCF ubiquitin ligases and the other on the cell growth and division processes regulated by A-type cyclins. In addition, smaller projects mostly related to other reproductive processes are also being pursued.

Biological Microtechnique, BOT 3013, Spring 2010. Techniques for preparation of biological materials for microscopic examination. Prerequisite: BOT 1404 or ZOOL 1604.

Plant Anatomy, BOT 3233, every fall. Structure of cells, tissues and organs of plants. Consideration of structure as related to ontogeny, phylogeny and function. Prerequisite: BOT 1404.

Recent Publications

Yang M (2016) The FOUR LIPS (FLP) and MYB88 genes conditionally suppress the production of non-stomatal epidermal cells in Arabidopsis cotyledons. Am J Bot (accepted).

Yang LZ, Yang M (2015) Modeling biological oscillations: integration of short reaction pauses into a stationary model of a negative feedback loop generates sustained long oscillations. PeerJ Preprint, doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1272v1.

Yan X, Bai M, Ning X, Ouyang H, Zhang S, Yang M, Wu H (2015) Spatiotemporal features of microsporogenesis in the cycad species Macrozamia communis. Am J Bot 102: 1061-1072.