Nian Wang

Professor 

Description of Research

Molecular genetics and functional genomics of plant-bacteria interactions and methods to control citrus diseases caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Citrus Greening) and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Citrus Canker). 

Teaching Interests
    • Microbial Defense/Host-Microbe Interactions.  This is a course for graduate students.  Principles of bacterial virulence, host defense to microbial invasion and host-microbe interactions will be examined in a context of molecular and cellular biology involving both plants and animals.  Current scientific research that incorporates these principles will also be discussed. 
Awards/Honors
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award, May 2016
  • William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award, August 2010, American Phytopathological Society.
Service to Scientific Society
  • Senior Editor Phytopathology 2018-present
  • Senior Editor Plant Disease 2014-2016
  • Associate Editor Plant Disease 2013 to 2014
  • Editor in Chief Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria Publisher: APS PRESS

Nian Wang