Roles and responsibilities
Research Associate - Crop physiology researcher with a broad knowledge in the fields of abiotic stress tolerance, reproductive biology, nutrient management, analytical chemistry, plant breeding, and genomics.
Current research and/or projects
Genome-wide transcriptome dynamics during meiosis in spring wheat
Ph.D. Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2016
M.Sc. Plant Science, Dalhousie University, 2013
B.Sc. Horticulture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry, 2010
Peer-reviewer for international scientific journals
Crop Science Society of America
America Society of Agronomy
American Society of Plant Biologist
- Third place in graduate student oral presentation competition, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting – the Division C2 and C4, 2016
- First place in graduate student oral presentation competition, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting – the Division C2 and C4, 2015
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017
- Best Paper in graduate student oral presentation competition for the Lionel Cinq-Mars Award, 2016
- Macoun Travel Award to the annual Canadian Botanical Association meeting, 2016
- Plant Canada travel grant at Botany 2015, 2015
- First place in graduate student oral presentation competition in the 31st Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium - the Division of Plant Pathology and Physiology Division, 2015
- Chinese National Scholarship for university students, China, 2008
- 2015 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, 2015
- 2014 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, 2014
- Paulden F. and Dorathea I. Knowles Postgraduate Scholarship in Crop Science, 2016
- Rene Vandeveld Postgraduate Scholarship in Crop Science, 2015
- University of Saskatchewan AgBio postgraduate award, 2015
- 2014 Plant Sciences PhD Outstanding Graduate Student, 2015
- Syngenta Graduate Research Award in Pulse Production, 2014
- 2011 Dalhousie University Dr. Chesley E. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2011
- Dalhousie University International Fee Waiver, 2010
- 2010 Dalhousie University Dr. Chesley E. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2010
- Selected as one of the “Top Ten University Students” in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in 2010 (one of ten in a field of 20,000 students), 2010
- 2009 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2009
- 2008 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2008
- 2007 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2007
- Bioinformatic Methods I by University of Toronto on Coursera. License 7AM9T4TCQW23. Certificate earned on August 9, 2017
- Completion of GSR 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching by the College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan. Certificate earned on April 2016
- Certificate of 2015 Canadian Light Source summer school, 2015
- Microscopy certificate obtained from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015
- Jiang, Y., Davis, A.R., Vujanovic, V., Bueckert, R.A. (2019) Reproductive development response to high daytime temperature in field pea. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 205: 324-333.
- Jiang, Y., Lahlali, R., Karunakaran, C., Warkentin, T.D., Davis, A.R., Bueckert, R.A. (2019) Pollen, ovules and pollination in pea: success, failure and resilience in heat. Plant Cell and Environment 42: 354-372.
- Shunmugam, A.S.K., Kannan, U., Jiang, Y., Daba, K.A., Gorim, L.Y. (2018) Physiology based approaches for breeding of next-generation food legumes. Plants 7(3): 72.
- Jiang, Y., Bueckert, R.A., Warkentin, T.D., Davis, A.R. (2018) Effects of high temperature on in vitro pollen germination and pollen-tube growth and their relationship with seed set in field pea. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 98: 71-80.
- Gao, L., Caldwell, C., Jiang, Y. (2018) Photosynthesis and growth of camelina (Camelina sativa) and canola (Brassica napus) in response to water deficit and applied nitrogen. Crop Science 58: 393-401.
- Jiang, Y., Diapari, M., Tar’an, B., Bueckert, R.A., Warkentin, T.D. (2017) Population structure and association mapping of traits related to reproductive development in field pea. Euphytica 213: 215.
- Tanino, K., Willick, I.R., Hamilton, K., Vijayan, P., Jiang, Y., Brar, G.S., Yu, P., Kalcsits, L., Lahlali, R., Smith, B., Fowler, B., Kutcher, R., Bueckert, R.A., Warkentin, T., Karunakaran, C. (2017) Incorporating synchrotron techniques as a tool to improve agricultural production under increasing complexities. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 97: 972-981.
- Caldwell, C.D., MacDonald, D., Jiang, Y., Cheema, M., Li, J. (2017) Effect of fungicide combinations for FHB control on disease incidence, grain yield and quality of winter wheat, spring wheat and barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 97: 1036-1045.
- Jiang, Y., Li, J., Caldwell, C.D. (2016) Glucosinolate content of camelina genotypes as affected by applied nitrogen and sulphur. Crop Science 56: 3250-3262.
- Jiang, Y., Caldwell, C.D. (2016). Effect of nitrogen fertilization on camelina seed yield, yield components, and downy mildew infection. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 96: 17-26.
- Jiang, Y., Lahlali, R., Karunakaran, C., Kumar, S., Davis, A.R., Bueckert, R.A. (2015). Seed set, pollen morphology and pollen surface composition response to heat stress in field pea. Plant Cell and Environment 38: 2387-2397.
- Lahlali, R., Jiang, Y., Kumar, S., Karunakaran, C., Liu, X., Borondics, F., Hallin, E., Bueckert, R.A. (2014). ATR-FTIR spectroscopy reveals involvement of lipids and proteins of intact pea pollen grains to heat stress tolerance. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 747.
- Jiang, Y., Caldwell, C.D., Falk, K. (2014). Camelina seed quality in response to applied nitrogen, genotype and environment. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 94: 971-980.
- Jiang, Y., Caldwell, C.D., Falk, K., Lada, R., MacDonald, D. (2013). Camelina yield and seed quality response to combined nitrogen and sulphur. Agronomy Journal 105: 1847-1852.
Previous work experience
March 2017 - December 2018
University of Guelph
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow
Project: Evaluation of beneficial and inhibitory effects of nitrate on nodulation in common bean
September 2017 - November 2018
University of Guelph Family Housing
Community Life Facilitator
Duties: (1) Providing an opportunity to student families and tenants to become involved and engaged with the community (e.g. organizing two programs each month); (2) Providing administrative and operational support by assisting with orientations to new residents and office hours; (3) Addressing community issues and providing a key role in the facilitation of community development; (4) Providing orientations to new residents.
September 2016 - December 2016
University of Saskatchewan
Teaching Assistant for Statistical Methods (PLSC214)
Duties: Guided students through laboratory assignments and answered their questions
January 2016 - April 2016
University of Saskatchewan
Sessional Lecturer for Crop Physiology (PLSC417)
Duties: Undertaking scheduled teaching and teaching-related duties (20% of the full course)
September - December in 2014 and 2015
University of Saskatchewan
Teaching Assistant for Plant Metabolism (PLSC240)
Duties: Monitoring quizzes and marking exam papers
February 2013 - August 2013
Duties: (1) Data analyses, scientific report writing, and manuscript preparation for field projects including cereal fungicide trials and canola trials; (2) Field work including disease rating, cereal harvest, hand weeding, and data collection.
September 2011 - December 2011
Teaching Assistant for Plant Eco-physiology (PLSC4002)
Duties: (1) Helping with preparation for labs; (2) Cultivating plants in greenhouse for labs; (3) Assisting students with uses of biological lab techniques (chlorophyll meter, LCA4 portable photosynthesis system, soil moisture meter, leaf area index meter, SC-1 leaf porometer); (4) Taught a lab class; (5) Marking student lab reports.
February - June in 2008, 2009, and 2010
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Teaching Assistant for Agroecology (Course no. 0101060)
Duties: (1) Helping with preparation for labs; (2) Marking student assignments.