Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ya-Wen He obtained his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2006, where he studied the DSF-dependent quorum sensing of phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc). He then worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore, where he extended his studies to hypoxia sensing in Xcc. In June of 2010, he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a principal investigator. His lab is interested in: (1) Quorum sensing of plant pathogenic bacteria Xanthomonas and regulatory network of virulence factor production; (2) Functional genomics of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria Pseudomonas and development of novel biopesticide using the secondary metabolite.