Dr. Long-Xi Yu
Washington State University,
Dr. Long-Xi Yu is currently work as an adjunct professor in Washington State University, deprtment of plant pathology. Dr. Long-Xi Yu received his PhD degree from University of Orleans, France, and completed postdoctoral research at Cornell University. He is a leading scientist in USDA-ARS Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Research Unit at Prosser WA. Dr. Yu has conducted research in plant genetics for 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications, received 50 special invitations to present seminars or review papers. He serves in editorial board for a number of Journals and committees.
Dr. Yu?s lab is interested in applying genomic tools for enhancing resistance to biotic and abiotic stress in forage crops. His current research has been focused on genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of resistance to soil-borne diseases and stem nematode in alfalfa using genotyping by sequencing (GBS). Drought and salt tolerance, and enhanced water use efficiency are also investigated in his group using forward or reverse genetics. Molecular markers and high throughput strategies will be developed and used in marker-assisted breeding to develop improved forage varieties with resistance to disease and abiotic stresses.