Research area: Cotton Resistance Breeding
Verticillium wilt disease caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae is a devastating disease of cotton. I am interested in studying the interaction mechanisms between plant and fungi, especially in the pathogenicity mechanisms of the destructive pathogen V. dahliae. I use the defoliating V. dahliae strain Vd8 as a main object to investigate the function of several fungal virulence factors during plant infection, with a focus on the regulatory mechanisms of G-protein signaling and MAP Kinase cascade. I also use Arabidopsis as a model plant to study the genome-wide plant defense responses against V. dahliae infection through RNA-seq technology.
2001-2005 BS in Biotechnology, College of life science, Qufu Normal University
2005-2012 Ph.D in Crop Genetics & Breeding, College of agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University
2013-present Post Doc in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Nanjing Agricultural University