Horticulture professor Jiming Jiang leads one of the world’s most respected plant cytogenetics labs, where he has contributed to the understanding of crop plant genomes, particularly centromeres, through the development and application of advanced techniques. Read more about Jiang’s centromere research in this Q & A in Grow magazine.
Jiang is also known for delving into the potato genome, hunting for genetic fixes to problems that plague this valuable crop, including late blight. You can see him talk about his late blight work in the video “Potatoes vs. Late blight,” produced by the National Science Foundation. (The section with Jiang starts around 3:45.)