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Hao Peng


Hao Peng in an office


Post-doctoral research associate

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Johnson Hall 388
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164




Faculty supervisor

Michael Neff

Educational background

2015 – Ph.D. Crop Science, Washington State University
2005 – D.Sc. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Area of research interest

Light- and hormone regulated seedling development; Brassinosteroid metabolism in plants; Plant tissue culture, transformation, and genome editing techniques; Plant receptor-like kinases and disease resistance; Enhancer trap and activation tagging in plants


Peng, H., J. Zhao, and M.M. Neff. 2015. ATAF2 integrates Arabidopsis brassinosteroid inactivation and seedling photomorphogenesis. Development 142:4129-4138

Zhao, J., D.S. Favero, H. Peng, and M.M. Neff. 2013. Arabidopsis thaliana AHL family modulates hypocotyl growth redundantly by interacting with each other via the PPC/DUF296 domain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:E4688-E4697

Thornton, L.E., H. Peng, and M.M. Neff. 2011. Rice CYP734A cytochrome P450s inactivate brassinosteroids in Arabidopsis. Planta 234:1151-1162

Thornton, L.E., S.G. Rupasinghe, H. Peng, M.A. Schuler, and M.M. Neff. 2010. Arabidopsis CYP72C1 is an atypical cytochrome P450 that inactivates brassinosteroids. Plant Molecular Biology 74:167-181

Peng, H., Q. Zhang, Y. Li, C. Lei, Y. Zhai, X. Sun, D. Sun, Y. Sun, and T. Lu. 2009. A putative Leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase, OsBRR1, is involved in rice blast resistance. Planta 230:377-385

Peng, H., H. Huang, Y. Yang, Y. Zhai, J. Wu, D. Huang, and T. Lu. 2005. Functional analysis of GUS expression patterns and T-DNA integration characteristics in rice enhancer trap lines. Plant Science 168:1571-1579

Yang, Y., H. Peng, H. Huang, J. Wu, S. Jia, D. Huang, and T. Lu. 2004. Large-scale production of enhancer trapping lines for rice functional genomics. Plant Science 167:281-288