Office: Entomology Research Lab, Rm 120 (Bldg 815)
Education & Employment
- M.S. Zoology. Research Assistant. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- B.S. Plant Protection. Northwest A&F University.
- Intern at ELITE Learning Center, New Oriental Education & Technology Group.
IPM and biological control, host-parasite associations and coevolution, DNA taxonomy and phylogenetic reconstruction.
My current project is examining the interactions between cotton plants, endophytic fungi and nematodes. Two major nematodes, reniform and root knot nematodes, are the focus of my work. I have helped isolate and identify candidate cotton endophytic fungi that may act as antagonists against nematodes from cotton plants in Texas. Experiments will focus on the interactions between cotton-endophyte-nematode interactions in both the laboratory and field. My work will help expand our knowledge of the role of microbes in multi-trophic level interactions while helping to provide environmentally benign tools for nematode management.
Li Jie, Zhou Wen-Qing, Zhang Yan-Zhou, Luo A-Rong, Kong Wei-Na, Zhao Fei, Kang Yu-Guang, Zhu Chao-Dong. 2008. DNA Taxonomy of Eulophidae Using Sequences of 28S rDNA. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 33(2): 301-306.