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Dong Xinnian
Author:Sijia Hu  Date:2014-03-18  Clicks:

Dong Xinnian was born in 1959 in Zhenhai, Zhejiang Province. She obtained her bachelor degree from Biology Department of Wuhan University in 1982 and furthered her study in the US through a project under the Ministry of Education. She received her doctor degree in Molecular Biology in Northwestern University in 1988 and continued her post-graduate study at Howard University until 1991. She has been the chair professor of Biology Department of Duke University since 1992 and was selected as a member of US National Academy of Sciences in 2012.

As an excellent Plant Molecular Biologist, Dong Xinnian focuses her study on how plants defense its pathogene and why infection occurs and has made quite a lot innovative research outcome.

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