I completed my Master’s degree at the University College Dublin, where I was engaged to investigate the interaction between Phytophthora ramorum and larches utilizing RNA-seq. I was also working as a research assistant to study transcriptional profiling of the response of wheat to Fusarium.
I commenced my PhD in October 2015 as a Halpin Scholar. My main aim is to study transcriptional dynamics of effector delivery in the rice blast fungus, in particular identifying potential transcription factors which centralize the progress of infection, and to understand their detailed regulatory functions. Furthermore, I am also trying to reveal the specific recognition of the fungus to host cells, I am especially interested in how critical effectors of M. oryzae are activated on planta and/or are repressed without infection.
Postdoctoral ScientistThe Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2015 - 2020
Halpin PhD StudentUniversity of Exeter and The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2014 - 2015
Research AssistantUniversity College Dublin
2012 - 2014
Master DegreeUniversity College Dublin
2010 - 2011
Pre-Master TrainingUniversity of Zurich
2005 - 2009
Bachelor DegreeSichuan Agriculture University