Dr. Nian Wang

Microbiology and Cell Science

Program Emphasis

Plant-bacteria interactions, genetic improvement of citrus via CRISPR/Cas genome editing, and citrus bacterial diseases (Huanglongbing and Canker). Current research topics include:

  1. Genetic determinants and the signaling pathway underlying a pathogen (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus)-triggered immune disease-citrus Huanglongbing
  2. Pathogen-triggered immune diseases
  3. CRISPR/Cas genome editing of citrus
  4. Transcriptional activator like effectors of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and canker susceptibility gene
  5. Citrus Huanglongbing (greening) and canker management
  6. Citrus microbiome

Dr. Nian Wang

Dr. Nian Wang Professor