Associatet Professor - Plant Genomics and Molecular Biology
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Qingyi Yu joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research as an assistant professor in 2009. She received her B.S. in cell biology from the Wuhan University in 1993, her M.S. in horticulture from the China Agriculture University in 2000, and her Ph.D in plant molecular biology from the University of Hawaii in 2003. Before she joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Qingyi had been a Plant Molecular Biologist at the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center from 2004 to 2009.
Her research interest is to understand the genetic and molecular basis of productivity and quality of tropical and subtropical crops and provide the basis of effective breeding strategies for tropical and subtropical crop improvement. Her current research program is supported by NSF, DOE, and Texas Department of Agriculture.