Alberto Carbonell Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (Valencia, Spain)
1 protocol

Amey Redkar The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2 protocols

Arsalan Daudi Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
137 protocols

Baohua Li UC Davis
4 protocols

Tie Liu
  • Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 2 Author merit
  • 8 Reviewer merit
  • 139 Editor merit


Ph.D in Plant Biology, Beijing-Yale Joint program: Peking University and Yale University, 2006

Current position

Postdoc fellow in Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford. His research centers on plant stem cell formation and maintenance


  1. Reinhart, B. J., Liu, T., Newell, N. R., Magnani, E., Huang, T., Kerstetter, R., Michaels, S. and Barton, M. K. (2013). Establishing a framework for the Ad/abaxial regulatory network of Arabidopsis: ascertaining targets of class III homeodomain leucine zipper and KANADI regulation. Plant Cell 25(9): 3228-3249.
  2. Liu, T., Reinhart, B. J., Magnani, E., Huang, T., Kerstetter, R. and Barton, M. K. (2012). Of blades and branches: understanding and expanding the Arabidopsis ad/abaxial regulatory network through target gene identification. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 77: 31-45.
  3. Brandt, R., Salla‐Martret, M., Bou‐Torrent, J., Musielak, T., Stahl, M., Lanz, C., Ott, F., Schmid, M., Greb, T. and Schwarz, M. (2012). Genome‐wide binding‐site analysis of REVOLUTA reveals a link between leaf patterning and light‐mediated growth responses. The Plant Journal 72(1): 31-42.
  4. Liu, T., Tausta, S., Gandotra, N., Nelson, T. (2012).
Rice seed development: a cornerstone for cereal crops. Book chapter. Seed Development: OMICS technologies toward improvement of seed quality and crop yield. Springer, USA.
  5. Liu, T., Ohashi-Ito, K. and Bergmann, D. C. (2009). Orthologs of Arabidopsis thaliana stomatal bHLH genes and regulation of stomatal development in grasses. Development 136(13): 2265-2276.
  6. Liu, T.*, Liu, S.*, Guan, H., Ma, L., Chen, Z., Gu, H. and Qu, L. (2009).
Expression profiling analysis of the effect of heavy metal lead (Pb) on Arabidopsis. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67, 377-386. (*These authors made equal contributions to the work)
  7. Jiao, Y.*, Tausta, S. L.*, Gandotra, N.*, Sun, N.*, Liu, T.*, Clay, N. K., Ceserani, T., Chen, M., Ma, L., Holford, M., Zhang, H. Y., Zhao, H., Deng, X. W. and Nelson, T. (2009). A transcriptome atlas of rice cell types uncovers cellular, functional and developmental hierarchies. Nat Genet 41(2): 258-263. (*These authors made equal contributions to the work)
  8. Nelson, T., Tausta, S., Gandotra, N., Liu, T, Ceserani, T., Chen, M., Jiao, Y., Ma, L., Deng, X., Sun, X., Holfold, M., Li, N., Sun, N. and Zhao, H. (2008).
The promise of systems biology for deciphering the control of C4 leaf development: transcriptome profiling of leaf cell types. Book chapter. Charting New Pathways To C4 Rice. World Scientific 317-332.
  9. Nelson, T., Tausta, S. L., Gandotra, N. and Liu, T. (2006). Laser microdissection of plant tissue: what you see is what you get. Annu Rev Plant Biol 57: 181-201.
  10. Jiao, Y., Yang, H., Ma, L., Sun, N., Yu, H., Liu, T., Gao, Y., Gu, H., Chen, Z., Wada, M., Gerstein, M., Zhao, H., Qu, L. J. and Deng, X. W. (2003). A genome-wide analysis of blue-light regulation of Arabidopsis transcription factor gene expression during seedling development. Plant Physiol 133(4): 1480-1493.
2 Protocols published
Plastic Embedding and Sectioning of Plant Tissues
Author:  Tie Liu, date: 12/05/2012, view: 6394, Q&A: 0
Plastic (resin) embedding provides exclusively improvements to cellular definition compared to paraffin embedding. The combination of strongly cross-linking paraformaldehyde with glutaraldehyde and post fixed with OsO4 is the fixative of ...
Isolation of Rice Embryo Single Cell Type using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)
Author:  Tie Liu, date: 09/20/2012, view: 5199, Q&A: 0
A lot of transcriptional profiling in plant and animals has used RNAs samples from many different cell types. The laser-capture microdissection (LCM) can identify and harvest pure cellular populations directly from heterogenous tissues based on ...
8 Protocols reviewed
Infection of Nicotiana benthamiana Plants with Potato Virus X (PVX)
Potato Virus X (PVX) is the type member of Potexvirus genus, a group of plant viruses with a positive-strand RNA genome (~6.4 kb). PVX is able to establish compatible infections in Nicotiana benthamiana, a commonly used ...
More >
Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines, Infection Assay Using Soybean Roots
Authors:  Benjamin F. Matthews and Reham M. Youssef, date: 01/20/2016, view: 2318, Q&A: 0
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN; Heterodera glycines), an obligate parasite of plants, is the most damaging pathogen of soybean, causing $469 to $818 million in soybean yield losses annually in the United States. However, there are no soybean ...
More >
139 Protocols edited
Automated Tracking of Root for Confocal Time-lapse Imaging of Cellular Processes
Authors:  Mehdi Doumane, Claire Lionnet, Vincent Bayle, Yvon Jaillais and Marie-Cécile Caillaud, date: 04/20/2017, view: 1080, Q&A: 0
Here we describe a protocol that enables to automatically perform time-lapse imaging of growing root tips for several hours. Plants roots expressing fluorescent proteins or stained with dyes are imaged while they grow using automatic movement of the ...
More >
Extraction and Analysis of Carotenoids from Escherichia coli in Color Complementation Assays
Authors:  Andreas Blatt and Martin Lohr, date: 03/20/2017, view: 1138, Q&A: 0
A common method to investigate the function of genes putatively involved in carotenoid biosynthesis is the so called color complementation assay in Escherichia coli (see, e.g., Cunningham and Gantt, 2007). In this assay, the gene ...
More >