Department of Plant Biology & Pathology
Rutgers University, USA
Dr. Chenping Xu is a research scientist in Department of Plant Biology & Pathology at Rutgers University. He has received a PhD in plant science from University of Maryland at College Park. He is serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals (Australian Journal of Crop Science; International Journal of Agriculture & Biology; and Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology) and reviewer of 10 journals (Annals of Applied Biology; Crop & Pasture Science; European Journal of Agronomy; Journal of Agronomy & Crop Science; Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science; Journal of Proteomics; Plant Cell Reports; and Proteomics Insights).
His current research interest is plant proteomic and physiological responses to abiotic stresses, such as drought, heat, salinity, and ultraviolet-B radiation stresses. Dr. Xu found two isoforms of fructose-biphosphate aldolase were highly phosphorylated in roots under heat stress and this phosphorylation might involve in root thermotolerance. Also, he revealed that under solar ultraviolet-B radiation proteins related to the photosynthetic photosystems increased in abundance while enzymes involved in carbon fixation decreased, which may lead to the formation of active oxygen species. Dr. Xu has published more than 20 articles in many international peer-reviewed journals.