Postdoc - present, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
PhD and MS - 2021, major in Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
BS - 2014, major in Plant Protection, Zhejiang University, China
I am fascinated by the world of plant-microbe interaction. From my undergraduate to my postdoc research, I have participated in a variety of projects and applied diverse approaches to study this topic. I explored different pathosystems including watermelon wilt disease, soybean white mold and soybean rust, and identified critical molecular players in the interactions. At the same time, I grew tremendously interested in using the known mechanisms to facilitate crop disease resistance engineering. I joined the Krasileva’s lab to continue my enthusiasm towards NLR genes, a class of rapidly evolving resistance determinants. I wish to mount susceptible crops with synthetic NLR genes to confer broad-spectrum and durable disease resistance.