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Wen-Yuan Song

Associate Professor


picture of Wen-Yuan Song for faculty bio page


Phone: (352) 273-4652
Office: Rm. #2431, Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611




Dr. Song's lab is interested in the mechanisms by which the rice Xa21 gene confers resistance against the bacterial blight disease and the approaches to engineering broad spectrum and durable resistance in crops.

  • Education

    Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology, Institute of Genetics, Academia Sinica, China, 1995

    B.S. Biochemistry, Lanzhou University, China, 1988

  • Research

    Research in my laboratory is focused on molecular mechanisms of the plant immune system. We are particularly interested in the roles of protein kinases, E3 ubiquitin ligases and transcription factors in plant immunity. Our models include bacterial blight disease of rice caused by Xanthmonas oryzae pv. oryzae, citrus canker disease caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and citrus greening. Our goal is to better utilize the plant immune system for disease control in crops.

  • Teaching

    Courses Taught

    • PLP 6303 Host-Parasite Interactions II
    • PLP 6921 Plant Pathology Colloquium
    • PLP6932  Plant Pathology Seminar
  • Publications