Our work primarily focuses on fungal pathogens attacking grape and small fruit, with the goal of minimizing fungicide input for a sustainable crop production.
Postdoctoral fellow (09/2013 – 01/2018), Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Ph.D. Plant pathology; Huazhong Agricultural University (2013)
B.S. Plant protection; China Agricultural University (2008)
Outstanding dissertation. The award for the outstanding dissertation recognizes doctoral students for excellence in the dissertation, 2014, Huazhong Agricultural University
National scholarship for Ph.D student, 2012, Ministry of Education of China
First class of triple A Ph.D student, 2012, Huazhong Agricultural University
Annual award for best student research paper, 2nd place, 2011, College of Plant Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University
The ‘Bio-Rad Star’ first class scholarship, 2011, Bio-Rad (Shanghai)
Triple A-master student, 2010, Huazhong Agricultural University
Assistant Professor (02/2018 – present), Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Maryland Pesticide Applicator License (No. 8939-90660)
2014 – present: American Phytopathological Society Pathogen Resistance Committee (member)
2014 – present: American Phytopathological Society Chemical Control Committee (member)
Fungicide resistance and its molecular basis
Development and evaluation of disease forcasting tools for grape and strawberry productions.
Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of fungal species affecting small fruit.
Investigation of molecular basis of fungicide resistance in fruit rot pathogens.
Implementation of Strawberry Advisory System (SAS) in the mid-Atlantic region
Development of the MyIPM smartphone application
Profiling fungicide resistance in gray mold pathogen affecting small fruits