Guannan Wang

I joined Dr. Dassanayake’s lab in 2014 Fall for my Ph.D. degree.  Currently, I am working on two different projects using molecular biology methods and comparative genomics.One project is to confirm that some structurally different genes identified between Schrenkiella parvula(Sp) and Arabidopsis thaliana(At) by our lab lead to different responses of At and Sp to high concentrations of B3+/Na+/Li+ and identify the potential regulation mechanism.The second project is to identify differences between the genomes of Schrenkiella parvula, Eutrema salsugineum and Arabidopsis thaliana differing in terms of their responses to salt, and identify the differences in their responses to salt stress and the genes associated with these differences.And other collaborations include: (1) the identification of SNPs, small INDELs, and SVs between the genomes of cultivated and weedy rice and, more importantly, candidate genes associated with target traits(seed dormancy and seed shattering) ;(2) the analysis of differentially expressed genes between control and Urate-treated Burkholderia thailandensis.

Guannan Wang