Peng Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Peng’s research interest include:
  • How can Retrotransposon L1 integrate specific site during different biological process, such as myogenesis, reprogramming and   transdifferentiation
  • Role of epigenetic modification during long-term and transgenerational stress memory, especially the role of DNA methylation, histone methylation dynamics and non-coding RNA.

Selected Publications

Phosphorylation and ubiquitination of dynamin-related proteins (AtDRP3A/3B) synergically regulate mitochondrial proliferation during mitosis
Wang F., Liu P., Zhang Q., Zhu J., Chen T., Arimura S., Tsutsumi N.,    Lin J.
Plant J., 72(1):43-56, (2012)

Proteomic and phosphoproteomic analysis of Picea wilsonii pollen development under nutrient limitation
Chen Y., Liu P., Hoehenwarter W., Lin J.
J Proteome Res., 11(8):4180-90, (2012)

Mutation in SUMO E3 ligase, SIZ1, disrupts the mature female gametophyte in Arabidopsis
Ling Y., Zhang C., Chen T., Hao H., Liu P., Bressan R.A., Hasegawa P.M., Jin J.B., Lin J.
PLos One, 7 (1):e29470, (2012)


  • Ph.D., Developmental Biology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012
  • B.S., Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Shandong Agricultural University, China, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2015 - present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2015: Research Assistant, Institute of Botany, CAS, Beijing, China

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering