I am a plant pathologist with responsibility of managing grape and small fruit diseases through working with producers in Maryland. My research has been primarily focused on fungicide resistance and epidemiology, with emphasis on Botrytis spp., Colletotrichum spp. and other common fungal pathogens attacking grape and small fruits.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (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 Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014, Huazhong Agricultural University
National Scholarship for PhD student, 2012, Ministry of Education of China
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