I am a lecturer in Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the past five years, I have focused on “The tangled origins of kiwifruit canker disease Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae”, an international collaboration with Paul Rainey and Honour McCann in the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study.
Now I am working as an academic vistor in Phil’s group with funding from the China Scholarship Council (28/2/2016-1/3/2017). The aim of my research is to identify genes required for nodulation and nitrogen fixation, as well as genes needed in early infection and growth down infection threads, by using a mariner-based transposon vector for insertion sequence (INSeq) mutagenesis in rhizobia.