Profile TabsProfilePiao YangPhD (Xia)firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice: Kottman Hall, ColumbusProfessional InformationDegrees & Credentials: MS Plant Pathology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, ChinaBS Biological Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, ChinaBiography: Publications and Presentations are listed under the "Works" tab Research Areas Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions Biologically Induced Host Resistance Plant Microbiome Research Experience 2018-present: Graduate Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, USA 2016-2018: Graduate Research Assistant, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University, China 2014-2015: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University, USA 2012-2016: Undergraduate Research Assistant, College of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University, China Teaching Experience Teaching Assistant (The Ohio State University) Spring 2020 PLNTPTH 8300: Plant-associated Microbiome and Its Applications Teaching Assistant (The Ohio State University) Autumn 2019 PLNTPTH 7004: Functional Biochemistry of Plant Defense Leadership and Service 2019-present: Treasurer, Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association (PPGSA), The Ohio State University, USA 2019-present: Registration/Outreach Subcommittee Chair, The Plant Sciences Symposium of The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University, USA 2019-present: Delegate, Graduate Student Council (CGS), The Ohio State University, USA 2018-present: Member, American Phytopathological Society (APS), USA 2018-present: Member, Bridges International Student Ministry at Ohio State, The Ohio State University, USA 2018-Present: Member, International Friendships, Inc. (IFI), Columbus, Ohio, USA Awards and Honors 2018-2019: Honorable Mention, I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium Award, Plant Health 2019 Meeting, APS, USA 2018-2019: PPGSA Travel Award, The Ohio State University, USA 2016-2017: China National Scholarship, China 2014-2015: Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship, China Scholarship Council (CSC), China Hometown(s) First hometown: Leiyang, Hunan, China Second hometown: Fuzhou, Fujian, China Third Hometown: Columbus, Ohio, USA WorksJournal Publications Sahib, M.R., Yang, P., Bokros, N., Shapiro, N., Woyke, T., Kyrpides, N.C., Xia, Y., and DeBolt, S. (2019). Improved Draft Genome Sequence of Microbacterium sp. Strain LKL04, a Bacterial Endophyte Associated with Switchgrass Plants. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 8. Yang, P., Chen, Y., Wu, H., Fang, W., Liang, Q., Zheng, Y., Olsson, S., Zhang, D., Zhou, J., Wang, Z., et al. (2018). The 5-oxoprolinase is required for conidiation, sexual reproduction, virulence and deoxynivalenol production of Fusarium graminearum. Curr. Genet. 64, 285–301. Abstracts, Posters and Oral Presentations Yang, P., et al. Mode of actions of a novel biocontrol Bacillus spp. strain against diverse plant pathogens. April 21, 2020. Wooster, Ohio. 2020 CFAES Annual Research Conference (Abstract). Yang, P., et al. The biocontrol mechanism and application of a newly identified Bacillus strain against the destructive plant pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea. August 3-7, 2019. Cleveland, Ohio, 2019 APS Annual Meeting (Poster). Yang, P., et al. A plant growth–promoting rhizobacterium induces plant systemic acquired resistance against the gray mold fungus. May 9, 2019. Columbus, Ohio. Plant Pathology Graduate Spring Symposium (Oral Presentation). Yang, P., et al. Biocontrol mechanisms of strain XY44, a previously uncharacterized member of Bacillus spp., against the destructive plant pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea. March 30, 2019. Columbus, Ohio. 2019 2nd Annual Plant Science Symposium (Poster).