Research focuses on detection, biology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes that restrict production of field crops in North Dakota. One of the research goals is to identify and employ the linkage of modern diagnostic methods and development of resistant cultivars to improve yield and quality of field crops that are threatened or potentially-threatened by nematode diseases. 

Past Affiliations

Research Associate , Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University (past)

Plant Pathology, Agriculture
PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, Plant Pathology, 2006
MS, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China , Agronomy, 1994
BS, * Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China , Soil Chemistry and Plant Nutrition, 1991
pest management