报告人：Lailiang Cheng, professor in Cornell University
联系人：韩振海 62732467，吴婷 62731118
Dr. Cheng is a professor in School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Cornell University. His research project is focused on the function of sorbitol as both a carbon substrate and a signaling molecule in apple. He is also very interested in malate metabolism and accumulation in addition to carbohydrates during apple fruit growth and development as well as their responses to nutrient stress and other environmental stresses in the context of fruit quality improvement. On the more applied side, his research addresses uptake, translocation, and utilization, and demand-supply relationship of nitrogen, calcium, and potassium in apple trees to provide basis for optimizing nutrient inputs into yield- and labor-efficient high density apple orchards. He published papers in journals such as Plant Cell，New Phytologist，Plant Physiology.