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Dr. Chenggang Wang

Assistant Scientist

Chenggang Wang





As a Research Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology. I work collaboratively and synergistically with the research program of Dr. Jeffrey Rollins. My duties include molecular genetic manipulation of the fungal plant pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and its model host plant Arabidopsis thaliana. I am broadly interested in plant response to S.sclerotiorum infection, S.sclerotiorum pathogenicity and plant-S.sclerotiorum interaction. We seek to identify the key pathogenic factors of S.sclerotiorum and the major resistance genes of plants by applying genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches, and attempt to utilize some of the findings to genetic improvement of crops for S.sclerotiorum resistance. The ultimate goal is to increase the yield of susceptible host crops such as rapeseed and soybeans.

  • Education

    Ph.D. Biochemistry and molecular biology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, 2011

    M.S.  Plant genetics. Hubei University, China, 2007

  • Research

    1. Developing the simple, efficient and low-cost CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene editing in S.sclerotiorum.

    2. Screening and identification of effectors of S.sclerotiorum.

  • Publications

    You can view a list of Dr. Wang's publications on Google Scholar.