PhD Student

Yufei Li

Yufei Li


My project aims to unravel effector evolution mechanism and divergent biological functions in Phytophthora species. Specifically, I’m interested in understanding how effectors escape host recognition, counteract the signalling pathways and repress the defence during the plant-pathogen interaction.

Job history

  • 2012 -

    PhD Student

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2019 - 2021

    Predoctoral Student

    University of California Riverside, USA
  • 2016 - 2019

    MSc in Plant Pathology

    Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
  • 2012 - 2016

    Undergraduate Researcher

    Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China