Penn State University
Yinong Yang is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. He received a BS in biology from Hangzhou University in 1982, an MS in botany from University of South Florida in 1990, and a PhD in plant molecular and cellular biology from University of Florida in 1994. After a postdoctoral position in Waksman Institute at Rutgers University, he became an assistant and associate professor at the University of Arkansas. He joined the faculty at Penn State in 2006 and has been working in the areas of molecular plant-microbe interactions and functional genomics. His recent studies focus on improving CRISPR/Cas genome editing technology and its broad applications in genome engineering and precision breeding of agricultural crops.