Dr. Bing Yang

University of Missouri

Dr. Bing Yang is aPhoto_Bing Yang.jpg professor of Plant Sciences with the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the University of Missouri and a member and principle investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. 

He received PhD degree in plant pathology at Kansas State University in 2000 and joined the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University as an assistant professor in 2007.

Currently, Dr. Yang works on development and application of TALEN- and CRISPR-based genome editing technologies in crops such as rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and soybean. His research also focuses on basic understanding of host susceptibility/resistance to bacterial infection and using genome editing tools to engineer disease resistance in crop plants.

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