RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Ryoung Shin, PhD is a Unit Leader and the Principal Investigator of Regulatory Network Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science. She had worked on the molecular mechanisms of virus resistance in hot pepper and earned her PhD at Korea University in 2002. She moved to USA for her Postdoc Fellow and started to research on potassium sensing and signaling in plants at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, USA. In 2008, she became the Unit Leader at RIKEN and continued to work on plant potassium deficiency signaling. Recently, her team expanded the research to radiocesium remediation after the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan following the great earthquake in 2011 caused the spread of radiocesium over the surrounding areas.
molecular mechanisms of virus resistance in hot pepper