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Dr. Ying Wang

Associate Professor


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Phone: (352) 273-4674 
Office: 2557 Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611
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My group is focusing on understanding plant-viroid interactions. Viroids are single-stranded circular noncoding RNAs that can cause crop disease. We aim to understand how viroids using their RNA structures to exploit host machinery to achieve successful replication and spreading in plants, as well as the mechanism of viroid pathogenicity.

  • Education and Experience
    • 2023-Present - Associate Professor, Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida 
    • 2017-2023 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
    • 2016 - Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University
    • 2010-2016 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    • Ph.D. (2010) - Department of Plant Cellular & Molecular Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.S. (2004) - College of Biological Sciences, Wuhan University, China
  • Publications