I completed my Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2016 where I studied flooding/drought stress tolerance in soybean and nitrogen-use-efficiency utilizing physiological assays (gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence measurements), metabolites quantification (C and N compounds), transcriptomic assays (microarray, RNASeq) and genetical and genomics tools (PCR, qPCR, cloning, vector construction, expression analysis, virus-induced gene silencing).
I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. I developed a high-throughput gravimetric system to phenotype water-saving traits in major crop species (maize, wheat, soybean and barley). Utilizing the platform, I measured the whole-plant canopy conductance of hundreds of wild and cultivated crops, bi-parental mapping populations and nested-association-mapping parents and populations.
Research Areas: Abiotic Interactions, Genomics, Phenomics, Molecular Biology, Ecophysiology
Find my complete list of publications at Google Scholar page below:
- Peer-reviewer for journals: Agronomy, Frontiers in Plant Science, Scientific Reports, PlosOne.
- Judge for poster contest among undergraduates in 2017 ASA, CSSA and SSSA international annual meetings, Tampa, FL, USA.