2016 News

December 1, 2016

Poster: Stephanie Maya, an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Wang's Lab presented a poster at the Florida Genetics Symposium 2016 on the title: "Development of PCR-based markers for orange rust resistance in sugarcane".

December 12, 2016

Farewell: Sadia Latif, a visiting scholar working on her PhD completed her work in Dr. Wang's Lab and returned to Pakistan.

November 15, 2016

Award: Dev Paudel was honored at a UF International Center ceremony and received an “Outstanding Achievement Award”. He is pictured holding his Certificate of Merit flanked by his chair, Dr. Fredy Altpeter and co-chair, Dr. Jianping Wang.

August 5, 2016

Xiping graduated with PhD in Agronomy. He is continuing as a post-doc associate in Dr. Wang's Lab. Congrats Dr. Yang!!!

September 21, 2016

Publication: Yih-Feng published a paper titled "Direct organogenesis from cotyledonary node explants suitable for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)" in Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 

September 6, 2016

Publication: Yu-Chien & Ze published a paper titled "Identification of major QTLs underlying tomato spotted wilt virus resistance in peanut cultivar Florida-EPTM ‘113’" in BMC Genetics.

August 15-18, 2016

Dev presented a poster at the National Association of Plant Breeders annual meeting at Raleigh, NC on the title: Developing marker assisted breeding resources in napiergrass and interspecific hybridization with pearl millet for improved biomass production and biosafety.

August 13-15, 2016

Dev participated in the "Intellectual Property Rights for Public Plant Breeding Summit" in Raleigh, NC.

July 14, 2016

Award: Ze participated in the Joe Sugg Graduate Student Presentation Competition and won the 2nd place Award at American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES). Congratulations, Ze!

July 14, 2016

Award: Ze participated in the Joe Sugg Graduate Student Presentation Competition and won the 2nd place Award at American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES). Congratulations, Ze!

July 13, 2016

Dr. Wang gave an oral presentation on "Dissecting the genetic bases of peanut nodulation" at the American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES) meeting in Clearwater, FL.

July 12, 2016

Award: Dev was awarded AFRI travel scholarship to attend the Summit on Intellectual Property Rights in Public Plant Breeding in Raleigh, NC. Congratulations Dev!

July 1, 2016

Award: Dr. Wang received North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Educator Award, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

June 29, 2016

Award: Xiping was awarded the "Paul Harris Travel Award". Congratulations Xiping!

June 29, 2016

Award: Dev, along with Esteban Rios (PI P. Munoz) and Muhsin Avci (PI M. Babar) were awarded the "Paul Harris Travel Award" to attend the 2016 National Association of Plant Breeders Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Congratulations!

June 15, 2016

Award: Dr. Wang received The Denver T. Loupe Best Presentation Award at the ASSCT meeting. Congratulation Dr. Wang!

June 15, 2016

Xiping gave an oral presentation on “Developing molecular markers linked to orange rust resistance gene via genotyping by sequencing.” in the 46th annual meeting of ASSCT in St Pete Beach, FL.

June 15, 2016

You Qian gave an oral presentation on "Developing 90K SNP array for sugarcane high throughput genotyping" in the 46th Annual Joint Meeting of the ASSCT (Florida and Louisiana Division) in St Pete Beach, FL.

June 14, 2016

Dr. Wang gave an oral presentation on "Sequence Variations in the Saccharum Complex Revealed by Next Generation Sequencing Technologies" in the 46th Annual Joint Meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) (Florida and Louisiana Division) in St Pete Beach, FL

June 13, 2016

Ze was awarded "Davidson Graduate Student Travel Scholarship" to support travel expenses for APRES Annual Meeting. Congratulations Ze!

June 8, 2016

Publication: Jian and Xiping published a paper titled "Natural Allelic Variations in Highly PolyploidySaccharum Complex" in Frontiers in Plant Science.

April 29, 2016

Yu-Chien Tseng graduated with a PhD in Agronomy! She joined the lab of Dr. Diane Rowland as a Post-doc. Congrats Dr. Tseng!

April 25, 2016

Award: Yu-Chien Tseng was awarded Gerald O. Mott Award from Crop Science Society of America. Congrats Yu-Chien!

March 31, 2016

Award: Dr. Wang was awarded "The Junior Faculty Award of Merit" by Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agricultur

March 15, 2016
Zhou Hai went back to China as a tenured Professor in the South China Agricultural Univeristy.

Song Jian returned to China and is working at Dezhou University.  

March 8, 2016

Xiping presented a poster on “Identification of SNP markers linked to orange rust resistance genes in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)” in Rust Symposium, 2016.

Jan 14, 2016

Publication: Xiping published a paper titled "Genome-Wide Analysis of NBS-LRR Genes in Sorghum Genome Revealed Several Events Contributing to NBS-LRR Gene Evolution in Grass Species" in Evolutionary Bioinformatics.

Jan 9, 2016

Xiping presented a poster on "Mining Genetic Variance in Sugarcane through Genotyping By Sequencing"at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference.

Jan 9, 2016

Jian presented a poster on "Target Sequencing Reveals Natural Allelic Variation in Saccharum Complex" at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference, San Diego, CA.