Dr. Heng-Cheng "Alvis" Hu

Former Lab Manager/Assistant Scientist IV


  • B.S., Botany, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998
  • M.S., Genetics, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2000
  • Ph.D., Genome Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008


  • Research Assistant, National Bureau of Controlled Drugs, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, Jul 1999-Jul 2000
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Molecular Biolog, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Apr 2007-Oct 2008
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Plant Bioogy, Carnegie Institute of Sciences, Stanford, CA, May 2009-Jul 2009
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, Nov 2008-Jan 2013
  • Lab Manager/Assistant Scientist II, Schnable Lab, Feb 2013-Oct 2014
  • Lab Manager/Assistant Scientist IV, Schnable Lab, Oct 2014-Mar 2016

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9676-1936


* Authors contributed equally to the article
  • Li L*, S Hey*, S Liu, Q Liu, C McNinch, HC Hu, TJ Wen, C Marcon, A Paschold, W Bruce, PS Schnable, F Hochholdinger (2016) Characterization of maize roothairless6 which encodes a D-type cellulose synthase and controls the switch from bulge formation to tip growth. Sci Rep, in press.
  • Leiboff S, X Li, HC Hu, N Todt, J Yang, X Li, X Yu, GJ Muehlbauer, MC Timmermans, J Yu, PS Schnable, MJ Scanlon (2015) Genetic control of morphometric diversity in the maize shoot apical meristem. Nat Commun, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1038/ncomms9974 | PMID: 26584889 ]
  • Li L, D Li, S Liu, X Ma, CR Dietrich, HC Hu, G Zhang, Z Liu, J Zheng, G Wang, PS Schnable (2013) The maize glossy13 gene, cloned via BSR-Seq and Seq-Walking encodes a putative ABC transporter required for the normal accumulation of epicuticular waxes. PLoS One, in press.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082333 | PMID: 24324772 ]