Visiting Scholar, Friedman Lab
Associate Professor, Yangzhou University
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
PhD Botany (2006), Nanjing Forestry University, China
MS Botany (2002), Nanjing Forestry University, China
BS Ornamental Horticulture (1995), Nanjing Agricultural University, China
My research interests focus on the plant interfaces between morphology and structural, developmental, phylogenetic, and reproductive biology. I explore the morphology, anatomy, and cell biology of early gymnosperms (e.g. Ginkgo) to modern angiosperms (e.g. Arabidopsis) to examine the plant evolution associated with morphological and structural traits. I studied male and female gametophyte development, floral organ morphogenesis, pollination, pollination drops (Ginkgo), fertilization, and embryology toward understanding the developmental processes in plant reproductive biology. My currently research programs use Arabidopsis as a model system to study the effects of multi-generational environmental changes (e.g. warming and carbon dioxide) on morphological and structural responses. I seek to explore micro-evolutionary trends at the microcosmic level to make predictions about plant evolutionary trends and consequences related to climate change.
Jin, B., L. Zhang, Y. Lu, D. Wang, X. Jiang, M. Zhang and L. Wang. 2012. The mechanism of pollination drop withdrawal in Ginkgo biloba L. BMC Plant Biology 12: 59 [full text]
Jin, B., L. Wang, J. Wang, K. Z. Jiang, Y. Wang, X. X. Jiang, C. Y. Ni, Y. L. Wang and N. J. Teng. 2011. The effect of experimental warming on leaf functional traits, leaf structure and leaf biochemistry in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biology 11: 35. [full text]
Wang, L., D. Wang, M. M. Lin, Y. Lu, X. X. Jiang and B. Jin*. 2011. An embryological study and systematic significance of the primitive gymnosperm Ginkgo biloba. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 49: 353–361. (*corresponding author)
Lu, Y., B. Jin, L. Wang, Y. Wang, D. Wang, X. X. Jiang and P. Chen. 2011. Adaptation of male reproductive structures to wind pollination in gymnosperms: Cones and pollen grains. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 91: 897–906.
Lu, Y., L. Wang, D. Wang, Y. Wang, M Zhang, B. Jin and P. Chen. 2011. Male cone morphogenesis, pollen development and pollen dispersal mechanism in Ginkgo biloba L. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 91: 971–981.
Jin, B., L. Wang, J. Wang, N. J. Teng, X. D. He, X. J. Mu and Y. L. Wang. 2010. The structure and roles of sterile flowers in Viburnum macrocephalum f. keteleeri (Adoxaceae). Plant Biology 12: 853–862.
Mu, X. J., B. Jin and N. J. Teng. 2010. Studies on the early development of zygotic and synergid embryo and endosperm in polyembryonic rice ApIII. Flora 205: 404–410.
Wang, L., Lu Y., B. Jin*, M. M. Lin, and P. Chen. 2010. Gametophyte development and embryogenesis in Ginkgo biloba: a current view. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 45: 119–127 [in Chinese, English abstract.] (*Corresponding author)
Wang, L., B. Jin*, Y. Lu, X. X. Jin, N. J. Teng and P. Chen. 2010. Developmental characteristics of the ovule and its biological significance in Ginkgo biloba L. Journal of Beijing Forestry University 32: 79-85. (*Corresponding author)
Teng, N. J., B. Jin, Q. L. Wang, H. Q. Hao, R. Ceulemans, T. Y. Kuang and J. X. Lin. 2009. No detectable maternal effects of elevated CO2 on Arabidopsis thaliana over 15 generations. PLoS ONE 4: e6035.
Wang, L., B. Jin*, M. M. Lin, Y. Lu, N. J. Teng and P. Chen. 2009. Studies of the development of female reproductive organs in Ginkgo biloba L. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 44: 673–681. (*Corresponding author)
Wang, L., B. Jin*, Y. Lu and P. Chen. 2009. Reserach progress in pollination biology of Ginkgo biloba L. Acta Botanica. Boreali-Occidentalia. Sinica 29: 842–850. (*Corresponding author)
Lu, Y., M. M. Lin, L. Wang and B. Jin. 2009. Observation of pollen germination and pollen tube growth of Ginkgo biloba L. Journal of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society 28: 426–431.
Lu, Y., Y. M. Qin, Y. Lu and B. Jin*. 2009. Morphogenesis and structural characteristics of mesotesta in Ginkgo biloba L. Journal of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society 31: 573–578. (*Corresponding author)
Jin, B., N. Li, N. Jia, W. Z. Zhou, L. Wang and C. B. Shang. 2007. Observations on the anatomy of reproductive organs and the pollinators of Viburnum macrocephalum f. keteleeri. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica (after 2008 named as Journal of Systematics and Evolution). 45: 769–782.