Xinyu defended her thesis: "Compartment-specific metabolism associated with acetyl-CoA and acyl carrier protein" May 29. She took the post-doctoral research associate position at Plant Research Laboratory with Dr. Berkley Walker at Michigan State University.
PhD Research project summary: Investigating the dynamics of acetyl-CoA metabolism in plants
Hometown: Nanchang, China. Research interests: plant genetics, biochemistry, isotope-assisted metabolomics. Likes best about working with the Nikolau group: The diversified research fields, friendly working atmosphere and well-established resources. Fun fact: During my Master's study at SCAU, I did many research in a nice campus orchard, where I gained a passion for plant science. One of the fun things was to have picnics there with my teammates and look for the season's best fruits.
Video explaining plant fats and oils:
Xinyu Fu has created an educational video explaining plant fats and oils. This is an independent project created for the ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists) Conviron Scholars Program that aims at communicating plant science to the broader public.