Field of Study
Philip Pardey and Terrance Hurley
Areas of Interest
Yuan Chai applies his knowledge of plant pathology and his interest in agricultural economics to modeling pest and disease for improving agricultural production. He received his M.Sc. from the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, where his research focused on stem rust resistance genes in barley. Yuan received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, where his focus centered on plant diseases and crop improvement.