Journal of Plant Biology & Soil Health

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Jiansheng Liang is a Professor of Biology and the Director of Academic Office, South University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests focuses on physiological and molecular mechanisms of plant responses to environmental stresses , Intracellular Signaling in Plant cells and Phytoremediation.

Dr. Guoping Zhang is the Executive Deputy Dean of College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Agricultural University, China. His research focuses on molecular physiology of stress tolerance in crops, plant germplasm evaluation mainly in barley and phytoremediation of contaminated soil, crop safe production.

Dr. Jin Hu is a Professor, Head of Seed Science Center, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China. His research focuses on hybrid seed production and seed quality control, seed anti-counterfeiting, molecular marker testing of seed quality, seed priming and coating and physiological modulation of seed germination.

Dr. Wen-Feng Hsiao is a Professor and Chair of Department of Plant Medicine, National Chiayi University, Taiwan. Her research interests focuses on Soil biology and Microbial control of insect pests, especially using the entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes to reduce the pesticides application.

Dr. Jesús Palá-Paúl is a Professor in the Department of Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. His main research focuses on Essential Oils, Phytochemistry, GC-MS. He is the author of the book on Contribution to the knowledge of the essential Olis of Eryngium L. species from the Iberian Peninsula.

Dr. Hillel Fromm is a Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Ecology of Plants, Tel Aviv University, Israel. His research aim is to understand the mechanisms underlying plant adaptation to environmental threats. His current research focuses on plant interactions with heavy metals, plant-water relations and plant biomass for biofuel.

Dr. Daike Tian is a Professor & Principal investigator, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center of CAS, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China. His research focuses on classification, introduction & domestication, cultivation & propagation, adaptability assessment, breeding & commercial promotion of ornamental plants like lotus, begonia & herbaceous peony.

Dr. Yinbo Gan is a Professor, College of Agriculture & Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China. His research focuses on trichome and root hair development regulated by plant hormone, screening novel genes control seed germination by GA and ABA and identifying the novel genes control lateral root development and nitrate signaling in arabidopsis and rice.

Dr. Guangxiao Yang is a Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China. His research focuses on understanding how plants adapt to environmental stresses by using genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and physiological approaches.

Dr. Caixi Zhang is a Professor, Department of Plant Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. His research focuses on understanding the roles of plant hormones on fruit development & reproductive biology by using genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics & physiological approaches and orchard production system, plant domestication, and plant dormancy.

Dr. FeiBo WU is a Professor, Institute of Crop Science, Department of Agronomy, Zhejiang University, China. Her research interests focuses on Molecular physiology of abiotic stress tolerance in crops, Plant germplasm evaluation, mainly in barley, Phytoremediation of metal-contaminated environments and safe crop production.

Dr. Peng Zhang is a Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences & Adjunct Professor of Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests are in the fields of cassava and sweet potato biotechnology.

Dr. Dimitris Kouretas is a Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece. His research interests focuses on molecular mechanisms of antioxidant activity of plant phenolics, adaptation in exercise in human-study of redox and molecular mechanisms involved, functional food development and action in humans.

Dr. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan is a Professor in the Department of Biosciences at Comsats (CIIT), Islamabad, Pakistan. His main research interests focuses on crop/plant physiology, drought tolerance, alternate and special crops, soil improvement and compaction, climate change and crop responses, crop water management.

Dr. Long-Xi Yu is a Research Geneticist at USDA-ARS and an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University, USA. He has been working in the field of plant genetics, molecular biology and genomics for 30 years and serving as board members of several scientific committees and journals.

Dr. Prabhakar Tamboli is a Professor at the Environmental Science and Technology Department, University of Maryland, USA. He worked as Senior Agriculturists at the World Bank, Washington DC and Soil Fertility Expert, with FAO of United Nations. He was an Associate Dean/Director of research, Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, India.

Dr. Zhaoqing Chu is an Associate professor, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, China. His research focuses on functional study of evolutionary conserved genes controlling abiotic stress combination. His group uses a single cell system to screen evolutionary conserved genes controlling stress combination from plants.

Dr. Seong Wook Yang is an Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research involves plant small RNA biology in which they aim to uncover the possible integration of regulatory layers into miRNA biogenetic pathway and the development of new miRNA detection method using silver nanocluster technology.

Dr. Yong-Lak Park is an Associate Professor, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, West Virginia University, USA. His expertise is in insect ecology & pest management, his disciplinary focus is in agronomic & horticultural pest management. His research interest focuses on plant protection against pests & spatial interactions of agricultural pests with environment including crops and soil.

Dr. Jianli Yang is an Associate Professor, college of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, China. His research focuses on plant nutrition stress physiology, underlying mechanism of the role for cell wall in the resistance to Aluminum or toxic metal stresses, cloning and functional analysis of Al stress-regulated organic acid transporters in plants.

Dr. Hongmei Du is an Associate professor, School of Agriculture & Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her current research focuses on the physiological mechanism & molecular basis of cool-season and warm-season turfgrass to heat stress also working on heat-tolerant mechanisms of turfgrass with proteomics and metabolics technology and screening heat-tolerant molecular markers.

Dr. Hak Soo Seo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea. His current research focuses on understanding of flower and seed development in two model plants, arabidopsis and rice.

Dr. Stella K. Kantartzi is an Associate Professor, Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, Southern Illinois University, USA. Her research interests focuses on development and release of soybean germplasm and cultivars with superior yield, resistance to multiple diseases and other economically important traits.

Dr. Kuang-Ren Chung is an Associate Professor, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, USA. His research focuses on investigation of the signaling pathways leading to ROS detoxification, cellular resistance to osmotic stress and multidrug, fungicide sensitivity, iron acquisition and pathogenicity of the tangerine pathotype of Alternaria alternata.

Dr. Syed Moazzam Nizami is an Associate Professor, Global Change Research Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interest focuses on management of forests & Range lands by considering involvement of communities in conservation, restoration & scientific management, spatial & temporal dynamics of Carbon stocks in forest & range ecosystems.

Dr. Asif Ahmad is an Associate Professor in Food Technology at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan. He is member of several professional societies and have won several professional awards including fulbright award. His research focuses on food science, nutrition, cereal technology and functional foods.

Dr. Sachin Rustgi is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences at the Washington State University, Pullman. His research is a balance between applied and basic sciences with a focus on targeted improvement of cereals using tools of genomics and biotechnology.

Dr. Muthu Venkateshwaran is an Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology & Molecular Biology, School of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA. His research interests focuses on plant-microbe symbiotic signaling (legume-rhizobia symbiosis, arbuscularmycorrhization and ectomycorrhization), plant defense signaling, calcium signaling in plants and biological control of crop diseases.

Dr. Fo-Ting Shen is an Assistant Professor of Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. His research interests focuses on systematic & applied microbiology, including exploration of agriculture & industry used microbial resources based on genotypic & phenotypic characterization, using culture dependent & independent approach.

Dr. Ashok Chanda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota, USA. His basic and applied research program focuses on understanding virulence mechanisms, developing detection methods, developing and evaluating integrated disease management approaches for major seedling and root rot pathogens of Sugar Beets.

Dr. Ying-Lien Chen is an Assistant Professor in the department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His research focuses on the signaling cascades, pathogenesis and control strategies of soil-borne plant fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum infecting tomato, and bacterial pathogen Streptomyces scabies infecting potato.

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Dr. Febina Mathew is the Field Crop Plant Pathologist and an Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, USA. Her research program focuses on diseases of soybean, sunflower, pulse crops and other crops of economic importance which affect production, Pathogen detection and diversity, Emerging diseases, Fungal-nematode interactions, and development of disease management strategies.

Dr. Jinrong Wan is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology and Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. His research focuses on plant-microorganism interactions and signaling pathways involved in such processes.

Dr. Arati A. Inamdar is a Research Associate in Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Her research presents a unique blend in the modeling plant and invertebrate systems to evaluate the biological activities of environmental biogenic compounds.

Dr. Ted P Wallace is a Research Associate at Mississippi State University, USA. He conducts a conventional breeding program aimed at improving both yield and fiber quality performance traits in Upland cotton. Conventional plant breeding methods are also used in combination with molecular marker technology in an effort to develop nematode resistant germplasm.

Dr. Shardendu K Singh is a Research Associate, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, USA. His Research focuses on developing screening tools and identifying plant traits and crop cultivars for abiotic stress tolerances and high yield potential.

Dr. Brett Ferguson is a Member of the Center for Integrative Legume Research, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. He is investigating the signalling interactions in legume nodulation. His work has contributed to the discovery of many new genes and signals, including novel CLE-peptide hormones having roles in regulating nodule numbers.

Dr. Michael Taliansky is the Principal Senior Scientist, James Hutton Institute, UK. His research focuses on structure & functions of plant viruses. Recently he has made significant advances in a new area of plant molecular virology, nucleolar targeting as a novel function of plant viruses.

Dr. Wayne Morris is a Molecular Physiologist at the James Hutton Institute, UK. His research focuses on the response of crop plants to abiotic stress and regulation of the potato tuber life cycle. Past research includes dissection of the genetic and biochemical control of potato flavour and texture and metabolic engineering of potato tuber isoprenoids.