Yingli Ma

Yingli Ma

Former Mansfield Lab – Visiting Scholar PhD Candidate (Sept 2017 – Sept 2018)


Currently PhD Candidate at Nanjing Forestry University, China


The stimulatory effects and associated mechanism of lanthanum nitrate on the yield and medicinal composition of Pseudostellaria heterophylla

Research Interests

The study is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the photosynthetic and physiological mechanism of rare earth on Pseudostellaria heterophylla yield from the perspective of photochemical efficiency and carboxylation efficiency.The second part is to clone three key enzyme (HMGR、FPS、SE) genes cDNA in saponin biosynthesis pathway. The expression of the three genes are detected by RT-PCR in root tuber of Pseudostellaria heterophylla under lanthanum treatment to discuss the relationship between the expression of HMGR, FPS and SE gene and the content of saponin in Pseudostellaria heterophylla.Education

BSc – Horticulture, Nanjing Forestry University, China (2014)
MSc – Botany, Nanjing Forestry University, China (2016)
PhD Candidate – Botany, Nanjing Forestry University, China

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

Ma Y, Zou H, Gu H, Shi D, Gao W, Zhang Y, Xie Y (2017). Stimulatory effect of lanthanum nitrate on the root tuber yield of Pseudostellaria heterophylla via improved photosynthetic characteristics. Journal of Rare Earths. 35(6):610-620.

Ma Y, Gu H, Zhang Y, Dai L, Li J, Jiang F, Xia D, Xie Y (2017). Effects of cerium nitrate on growth and photosynthetic characteristics of Pseudostellaria heterophylla. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University, (4).

Ma Y Wang X-R, Zou H-C, Wang T, Chen Y, Xie Y-F (2016). Advances on Chemical Constituents in Pseudostellaria heterophylla. Journal of Anhui Agricultural University, 43(5):1-7.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

  • Priority Academic Program Development of JiangSu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD) Scholarship (2017-2018)
  •  Postgraduate Research &Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (2017-2019)
  •  The Doctorate Fellowship Foundation of Nanjing Forestry University (2017-2019)
  •  “Triple-A student” of Nanjing Forestry University Scholarship (2014-2015)