Welcome to the Wang lab!
The overall goal of our research is to understand the fundamental biology of plant-nematode interactions with a specific emphasis on the interactions between the potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, and potato. G. rostochiensis (also known as the golden nematode in North America) is a quarantine pest of national importance. Our research components include:
- Identification and functional characterization of nematode parasitism genes encoding for gland secretions
- Plant molecular responses to nematode parasitism
- Conventional and bioengineered resistance to G. rostochiensis
- Providing scientific and technical support to USDA-APHIS and NYS nematode quarantine programs