China Lunde Shaw

Lab Manager

My research interests originated with a desire to breed plants for pest resistance. As a student, I studied trichome-mediated insect resistance in tomato and fungal resistance in hazelnut at Cornell and OSU, respectively. I have been a researcher in PMB since 1999 where I had an appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Hake, studying maize leaf and inflorescence development via forward genetics. Beginning January 2020, I began a dual appointment and as of November 2021, I became a Research Specialist characterizing enhanced disease resistance to yellow rust in tetraploid wheat.