Date & Location: March 9, 2020, at 4p; Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
Subject: Improving CRISPR/Cas genome editing for precision breeding and disease management
Host: Ning Jiang
About the Speaker
University: Penn State
Research Interests: Rice is a model plant for monocots and one of the most important food crops for over half of the world's population. Rice blast (Magnaporthe oryzae) and sheath blight (Rhizoctonia solani) are the two most destructive diseases that negatively affect world-wide rice production. My research program aims to understand the molecular mechanism of pathogen virulence and host immunity during the rice-fungus interaction, and to translate basic knowledge into agricultural productivity via genome engineering and biotechnology.