Qian Tang

Portrait of Qian Tang standing in a lab.
324 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jerry Cohen
Plant and Microbial Biology
  • M.S. Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France), Integrative Biology and Physiology 2012
  • B.A. Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France), Life Sciences 2010


My research focuses on auxin metabolic network analysis. I am using stable isotope labeling and LC-MS-based metabolomic methods to trace relative contribution of proposed pathways and characterize new routes involved in auxin biosynthesis.

Areas of Interest

Auxin biosynthesis, Metabolomics, Mass spectrometry

Select Publications

  • Tang, Q., Yu, P., Tillmann, M., Cohen, J. D., & Slovin, J. P. (2019). Indole-3-acetylaspartate and indole-3-acetylglutamate, the IAA-amide conjugates in the diploid strawberry achene, are hydrolyzed in growing seedlings. Planta, 249(4), 1073–1085. 
  • Tang, Q., Guittard-Crilat, E., Maldiney, R., Habricot, Y., Miginiac, E., Bouly, J.-P., & Lebreton, S. (2015). The mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase PHS1 regulates flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta, 243(4), 909–923.