Feng Li

Graduate Student
Office: 404 Stakman
Mailing: 495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
Saint Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 625 3612


B.A., China Agricultural University, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology (Plant Protection), 2014


My research focuses on uncovering determinants of stem rust resistance in the model grass Brachypodium. I follow a reverse genetics approach to characterize the role of genes in Brachypodium that may mediate the defense responses against Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici, the causal agent of stem rust. The aim of my project is to unravel molecular mechanisms that are pivotal for the plant to recognize the pathogen. 

Feng Li