Multifaceted and highly analytical professional, interested in obtaining a teaching/research position within plant agricultural science/plant pathology to effectively utilize acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities honed through strong educational foundation and research experience. Adept at working in diverse environments and establishing rapport with various professionals from all levels and backgrounds, utilizing bilingual fluency in English and Chinese.
Gather field samples of potato, faba and common beans, as well as peas to detect different potential viruses, including legume crop viruses and Potato virus Y.
Employ analytical skills in characterizing genetic determinants of pathogenicity of Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and Bean common mosaic necrosis viruses (BCMNV), as well as Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) in common beans and peas.
Perform cloning and sequencing of whole genomes for multiple strains of recombinants of BCMV, BCMNV, and PSbMV.
Facilitate comprehensive bioinformatics and recombination analysis of plant virus genomes; as well as propagation, maintenance, and purification of BCMV, BCMNV and PSbMV strains and isolates.