Hui Chen, first author of “TaHRC suppresses the calcium-mediated immune response and triggers wheat head blight susceptibility”
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
Education: Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
Non-scientific Interests: Table Tennis, Fishing, Cooking
Brief bio: In the last 10+ years of my professional career, I have gained extensive research experiences in plant molecular biology, crop genetics and breeding, plant virology, plant pathogen-host interactions, and genome editing in multiple crops (wheat, rice, soybean, sugarcane). My current research interests include understanding the molecular and genetic mechanisms of wheat resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB) and other prominent diseases and exploring novel genome editing strategies for crop improvement.