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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

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