Olivia Oung


Olivia is a visiting PDRA from Washington State University and is working at the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC) for 9 months, starting in October 2022. 

Email: olivia.oung@diamond.ac.uk

Olivia obtained her Ph.D. from Washington State University (2020) in the laboratory of Prof. Helmut Kirchhoff. Her research was focused on the photoprotection mechanism of the resurrection plant, Craterostigma pumilum under drought stress.

In 2021, she joined the group of Dr. Laura Bartley and studied the regulation of grass cell walls. In 2022, she again joined the lab of Prof. Kirchhoff and works on the protein landscape dynamics in plant thylakoid membranes.

Olivia is working at the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC) for 9 months, starting in October 2022 to study arrangements of cytochrome b6f and photosystem II in thylakoid membranes at different light conditions. 

Oung, HMO, Mukhopadhyay, R, Svoboda, V, Charuvi, D, Reich, Z. and Kirchhoff, H. (2021).

Differential response of the photosynthetic machinery to dehydration in older and younger resurrection plants. Journal of experimental botany. erab485.

Li M, Mukhopadhyay R, Svoboda V, Oung HM, Mullendore D, Kirchhoff H. (2020) Measuring the dynamic response of the thylakoid architecture in plant leaves by electron microscopy. Plant Direct. 4(11): e00280

Wu TM, Huang JZ, Oung HM, Hsu YT, Tsai YC, Hong CY. (2019) H2O2-based method for rapid detection of transgene-free rice plants from segregating CRISPR/Cas9 genome-edited progenies. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20: 3885.

Pang N., Xie Y, Oung HM, Sonawane BV, Fu X, Kirchhoff H, Cousins AB, Chen S. (2019) Regulation and stimulation of photosynthesis of mixotrophically cultured Haematococcus pluvialis by ribose. Algal Res. 39:101443.

Smertenko A., Hewitt SL, Jacques CN, Kacprzyk R, Liu Y, Marcec MJ, Moyo L, Ogden A, Oung HM, Schmidt SA, Serrano-Romero EA. (2018). Phragmoplast microtubule dynamics: a game of zones. J Cell. Sci. 29;131(2).

Zia A, Walker BJ, Oung HM, Charuvi D, Jahns P, Cousins AB, Farrant JM, Reich Z, Kirchhoff H. (2016). Protection of the photosynthetic apparatus against dehydration stress in the resurrection plant Craterostigma pumilum. The Plant Journal 87, 664–680

Wei FJ, Kuang LY, Oung HM, Cheng SY, Wu HP, Huang LT, Tseng YT, Chiou WY, Hsieh- Feng V, Chung CH, Yu SM, Lee LY, Gelvin SB, Hsing YIC. (2016). Somaclonal variation does not preclude using rice transformants for genetic screening. Plant J. 85(5):648-59.

Oung HM, Lin KC, Wu TM, Chandrika NN, Hong CY. (2015). Hygromycin B-induced cell death is partly mediated by reactive oxygen species in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Mol Biol. 89(6):577- 88.

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