Sept, 1992- June, 1996, Ph.D graduate fellow, major in Plant Pathology and Molecular Biology, Zhejiang Agricultural University (now Zhejiang University), China.
Sept, 1983-June, 1986, M.Sc, major in Plant Genetics and Breeding, Zhejiang Agricultural University.
Sept. 1979-June, 1983, B.S, Agronomy Major, Zhejiang Agricultural University.
Oct, 2001-present, Professor, the National Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, and socially serve as Secretary Genera/Deputy President of Chinese Society of Plant Biology.
Dec, 1999-Aug, 2000, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Davis, CA, USA. Supervisor: Dr. Pamela Ronald
Feb, 1997-Nov, 1998, Postdoctoral Associate, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA, USA. Supervisor: Drs Chris Lamb and Joanne Chory
Oct. 1993-Jan, 1997, Associate Professor, Biotechnology Institute, Zhejiang University (former Zhejiang Agricultural University), Hangzhou, China.
Aug, 1986-Aug, 1992, Assistant Professor/lecturer, Department of Agronomy, Zhejiang University (former Zhejiang Agricultural University), Hangzhou, China.
My research interests include 1) gene discovery and mechanisms of plant immunity and broad-spectrum disease resistance; 2) rice functional genomics of important yield-related traits; 3) mechanisms of cross-talks between immunity and development particularly mediated by phytohormones. The long-term goal of his lab is to establish a cutting-edge research system for dissecting and reconstructing of broad-spectrum disease resistance and the interplay of immunity and other agronomic traits to better balance disease resistance and yield trait. He has published many papers in prestigious journals such as Science, Nature Genetics, PNAS, Plant Cell, Cell Research, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology etc. More importantly, several key rice genes identified by his lab including the broad-spectrum blast resistance gene Pigm have been widely used in crop breeding.