Associate Professor, School of Environment, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, (2019.02-Present)
Associate Research Fellow, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China, (2016.01-2018.12)
Postdoc, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China (2014.01-2015.12)
PhD, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS), Beijing, China (2007.09-2013.12)
BA, College of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University, China (2003.09-2007.06)
 Biological mechanism of arsenic metabolism in plants
 Phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated soils
 Biological solutions to decrease arsenic concentration in crops and food safety
 Plant functional analysis s of different Pteris vittata ACR3 genes driven by their native promoters (In charge, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 42077122, 2021.01-2024.12)
 Plant functional analysis of Pteris vittata key hyperaccumulating genes (ACR3s) driven by different promoters and its application (In charge, supported by Jiangsu Provincial Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 2020.07-2023.06)
 Functional analyses and comparisons of different ACR3 arsenite antiporters in Pteris vittata (In charge, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Project), Grant No. 21707068, 2018-2020)
 The critical genes involved in arsenic metabolism in Pteris vittata and their applications in engineering arsenic tolerance and accumulation in plants for phytoremediation (In charge, supported by the National Key Research and development program of China (Sub-project), Grant No. 2016YFD0800801, 2016-2020)
 The critical genes involved in arsenic efflux and their applications in decreasing arsenic accumulation in major food crops (In charge, Jiangsu Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Project), Grant No. BK20160649, 2016.07-2019.06)
 Arsenic transfer and transfer control in soil-rice system and its human health risk (Participate in, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Project), Grant No. 21637002, 2016-2020)
 Han Y-H, Jia M-R, Wang S-S, Deng J-C, Shi X-X, Chen D-L, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2020. Arsenic accumulation and distribution in Pteris vittata fronds of different maturity: Impacts of soil As concentrations. Science of The Total Environment: 135298.
 Hua C-Y, Chen J-X, Cao Y, Li H-B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2020. Pteris vittata coupled with phosphate rock effectively reduced As and Cd uptake by water spinach from contaminated soil. Chemosphere 247: 125916-125916.
 Cao Y, Feng H, Sun D, Xu G, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2019. Heterologous Expression of Pteris vittata Phosphate Transporter PvPht1;3 Enhances Arsenic Translocation to and Accumulation in Tobacco Shoots. Environmental Science & Technology 53(18): 10636-10644.
 Chen Y, Hua CY, Chen JX, Rathinasabapathi B, Cao Y*, Ma LQ*. 2019. Expressing Arsenite Antiporter PvACR3;1 in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Decreases Inorganic Arsenic Content in Rice Grains. Environmental Science & Technology 53(17): 10062-10069.
 Cao Y, Sun D, Chen JX, Mei H, Ai H, Xu G, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2018. Phosphate transporter PvPht1;2 enhances phosphorus accumulation and plant growth without impacting arsenic uptake in plants. Environmental Science & Technology 52(7):3975-3981.
 Han YH, Jia MR, Liu X, Zhu Y, Cao Y, Chen DL, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Bacteria from the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and their role in arsenic transformation. Chemosphere 186: 599-606.
 Cao Y, Sun D, Ai H, Mei H, Liu X, Sun S, Xu G, Liu Y, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Knocking Out OsPT4 Gene Decreases Arsenate Uptake by Rice Plants and Inorganic Arsenic Accumulation in Rice Grains. Environmental Science & Technology 51(21): 12131-12138.
 Chen Y, Hua CY, Jia MR, Fu JW, Liu X, Han YH, Liu Y, Rathinasabapathi B, Cao Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Heterologous expression of Pteris vittata arsenite antiporter PvACR3;1 reduces arsenic accumulation in plant shoots. Environmental Science & Technology 51(18): 10387-10395.
 Han YH, Liu X, Rathinasabapathi B, Li HB, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Mechanisms of efficient As solubilization in soils and As accumulation by As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Environmental Pollution 227: 569-577.
 Liu X, Fu JW, Tang N, da Silva EB, Cao Y, Turner BL, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Phytate induced arsenic uptake and plant growth in arsenic-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Environmental Pollution 226: 212-218.
 Li H, Dong X, da Silva EB, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2017. Mechanisms of metal sorption by biochars: biochar characteristics and modifications. Chemosphere 178: 466-478.
 de Oliveira LM, Suchismita D, Gress J, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2017. Arsenic uptake by lettuce from As-contaminated soil remediated with Pteris vittata and organic amendment. Chemosphere 176: 249-254.
 Fu JW, Liu X, Han YH, Mei H, Cao Y, de Oliveira LM, Liu Y, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Arsenic-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata efficiently solubilized phosphate rock to sustain plant growth and As uptake. Journal of Hazardous Materials 330: 68-75.
 Liu X, Fu JW, Da Silva E, Shi XX, Cao Y, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ. 2017. Microbial siderophores and root exudates enhanced goethite dissolution and Fe/As uptake by As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Environmental Pollution 223: 230-237.
 Chen Y, Han YH, Cao Y, Zhu YG, Rathinasabapathi B, Ma LQ. 2017. Arsenic Transport in Rice and Biological Solutions to Reduce Arsenic Risk from Rice. Frontiers in Plant Science 8(268).
 Han YH, Fu JW, Xiang P, Cao Y, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2017. Arsenic and phosphate rock impacted the abundance and diversity of bacterial arsenic oxidase and reductase genes in rhizosphere of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Journal of Hazardous Materials 321: 146-153.
 Liu X, Fu JW, Guan DX, Cao Y, Luo J, Rathinasabapathi B, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2016. Arsenic Induced Phytate Exudation, and Promoted FeAsO4 Dissolution and Plant Growth in As-Hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Environmental Science & Technology 50(17): 9070-9077.
 de Oliveira LM, Gress J, De J, Rathinasabapathi B, Marchi G, Chen Y*, Ma LQ*. 2016. Sulfate and chromate increased each other's uptake and translocation in As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Chemosphere 147: 36-43.
 Chen Y, Fu JW, Han YH, Rathinasabapathi B, Ma LQ*. 2016. High As exposure induced substantial arsenite efflux in As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. Chemosphere 144: 2189-2194.
 He Z#, Yan H#, Chen Y#(Co-first author), Shen H, Xu W, Zhang H, Shi L, Zhu YG*, Ma M*. 2016. An aquaporin PvTIP4;1 from Pteris vittata may mediate arsenite uptake. New Phytologist 209(2): 746-761.
 Chen Y, Han YH, Rathinasabapathi B, Ma LQ. 2015. Naming and functions of ACR2, arsenate reductase, and ACR3 arsenite efflux transporter in plants (correspondence on: Kumar, S., Dubey, R.S., Tripathi, R.D., Chakrabarty, D., Trivedi, P.K., 2015. Omics and biotechnology of arsenic stress and detoxification in plants: current updates and prospective. Environ Int. 74:221–230.). Environment International 81:98-99.
 Chen Y#, Xu W#(Co-first author), Shen H, Yan H, He Z, Ma M*. 2013. Engineering arsenic tolerance and hyperaccumulation in plants for phytoremediation by a PvACR3 transgenic approach. Environmental Science & Technology 47(16): 9355-9362.
ResearcherID: F-1830-2017. URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-1830-2017
Chen Y, Cao Y, Rathinasabapathi B, Ma LQ. 2018. Book chapter: Novel Genes of Hyperaccumulator Ferns in Arsenic Tolerance, Uptake, and Metabolism: Implications for Crop Improvement. Springer Book: Current Advances in Fern Research, 978-3-319-75102-3, 447454_1_En, (17).