1712 Claflin Rd
4409 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Graduate adviser: Chris Toomajian
B.S. Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University (2001)
M.S. Crop Genetics and Breeding, Nanjing Agricultural University (2006)
My research focuses on the genetics of Fusarium fungi, many of which can be devastating phytopathogens. Secondary metabolites in Fusarium species can contribute to plant pathogenesis and contaminate food. My projects investigate genetic variation in the secondary metabolite capabilities of Fusarium species, using comparative and population genomics to provide useful information that can help in plant protection.
- Don C. Warren Genetic Fellowship (2015)