Li Tian

Li Tian

Position Title
Associate Professor

Unit
Faculty
PSEC At-Large Representative

116 ASMUNDSON
UC Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis CA 95616
Bio

Education: 

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University; Plant Biology, 2003

Research interests and expertise: 

Phytonutrient biochemistry and physiology; Biosynthesis, accumulation and function of carotenoids and polyphenols in plants; Targeted improvement of crop phytonutrient composition and content for enhanced nutritional and medicinal values.

Current projects: 

  • Vitamin A Biofortification of Wheat Grains Using a TILLING Mutant-Based Approach, USDA-NIFA AFRI
  • Elucidating the genetic pathways involved in shikimate, anthocyanin and hydrolyzable tannin accumulation in pomegranate, US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Current teaching: 

  • Plants and Society; PLS/SAS 012 (fall quarter)
  • Plant Biochemistry; PLB/MCB 126 (winter quarter)

External activities that contribute to scholarship

  • Member of Advisory Council, Phytochemical Society of North America
  • Member of Women in Plant Biology Committee, American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Member of Advisory Committee, Campus Mass Spec Facility

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Keywords:

  • Plant biochemistry
  • Plant specialized metabolites
  • Plant natural products
  • Phytonutrients
  • Hydrolyzable tannin
  • Polyphenols
  • Flavonoids
  • Carotenoid
  • Provitamin A
  • Pomegranate
  • Wheat
  • Potato
  • Tomato
  • Arabidopsis

 

 

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