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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Xianming Chen
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Curriculum Vitae

Research Specialty and Interests                                      

                               Dr. Chen & Staff

 

 

Control of Rusts of Cereal Crops

 

Foliar diseases of wheat and barley,

Especially rusts

Epidemiology and control of rusts, including cultural, chemical, and disease resistance. Development of models for predicting rust epidemics. Races, population structures, genome and functional genomics of the stripe rust pathogen. Molecular mapping and cloning genes for resistance to stripe rust. Determination of molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions. Improvement of rust resistance in wheat and barley.   For more information go to: http://striperust.wsu.edu

 

Educational Background:

 

1978-1982, Major: Plant Protection, Northwest University of Agriculture, Yangling, Shaanxi, China, B.S. 1982.

1985-1987, Major: Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA, M.S. 1987

1988-1991, Major: Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA,  Ph.D. 1991

 

Work Experience and Positions:

 

1982-1985:  Teacher and Researcher, Northwest University of Agriculture, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

1985-1991:  Research Assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

1991-1997:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

1997-2000:  Postdoctoral Research Geneticist (Plant), USDA-ARS, Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology,  and Disease Research Unit, Pullman, WA

2000-present: Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology, and Disease Research Unit, Pullman, WA and

                    Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman,  WA

 

Memberships in Professional Societies

 

American Phytopathological Society, since 1992

American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 2000

International Plant Pathology Society, since 2002

Crop Science Society of America, since 2005

Chinese Plant Pathology Society, since 2009

 

 

Professional Committee Assignment and Service

 

Host Resistance Committee of American Phytopathological Society, 1998-2003

Genetics Committee of American Phytopathological Society, 2001-2005, 2008-present

Collections and Germplasm Committee of American Phytopathological Society, 2003-present.  Chair, 2005-2006

Epidemiology Committee of American Phytopathological Society, 2008-present

Biotechnology Committee of American Phytopathological Society, 2008-present

US National Wheat Improvement Committee, 2004-2007

Washington State Variety Release Committee of Cereal Crops, 2001-present

Associate Editor of Phytopathology, 2005-2007

Senior Editor of Plant Disease, 2007-2009

Editor-in-chief of Crop Protection, 2010-present

Editorial Board Member of Open Journal of Genomics, 2011-present

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Plant Science and Molecular Breeding, 2011-present

 

Honors:

 

1998: USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit, for research on the genetics of stripe rust resistance in wheat and barley, and development of a fast and efficient technique for genome scanning for resistance gene analogs.

1999: USDA-ARS Spot Award, for outstanding advancements in the identification and development of  molecular markers for use in transferring durable stripe rust resistance genes in wheat and barley.

2003: USDA-ARS Spot Award.  For developing an externally-funded international program of scientific cooperation to address the worldwide Stripe Rust program.

2004: USDA-ARS Excellent Research Award.

2005: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award.

2006: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award.

2007: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award

2008: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award

2009: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award

2010: USDA-ARS Superior Performance Award

2011: USDA-ARS Superior Performance Award

2012: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award

2012: Fellow of American Phytopathology Society

 

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