Correlative in situ cryo-ET characterizes Salmonella-induced autophagy and plasmodesmata in plant tissue
Meijing Li is a Principal Investigator at Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research and Translation (SMART). Her research mainly focuses on the cryo-ET study of macromolecular complexes at the host-pathogen interface. She obtained her Ph.D. at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in 2019, working on single particle cryo-EM and cryo-ET. She then started her postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. During her postdoc fellowship, she worked in the world-leading lab of Wolfgang Baumeister, studying xenophagy induced by Salmonellae with cryo-ET and developing advanced cryo-ET for plant tissue study. In 2023, she built her own lab as a PI at SMART, continuing to work on host-pathogen interaction. Her research has been published in two Nature papers in 2017 and 2019, eLife n 2021, PNAS in 2022, 2023a and 2023b.