302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-7850
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B.S. in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Peking
M.S. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Peking
Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Louisiana State University, 1996.
Current research interests
are: (1) to understand host-fungus interactions between corn (maize)
and Aspergillus flavus, the fungus that produces
aflatoxins during infection of susceptible crops, and
between soybean and Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the
causal agent of soybean rust disease; and (2) to develop
strategies to enhance host resistance in maize and soybean
to fungal diseases. The approach we are taking is to
identify proteins induced after fungal infection through
proteomics, especially those proteins uniquely upregulated in resistant
lines, but not in susceptible ones, and to characterize
these proteins to identify proteins/genes that play key
roles in host resistance.
Production through Understanding its Interactions with Phakopsora Pachyrhizi and
Contamination of Maize through Understanding its Interactions with Aspergillis