Yunfei Jiang

 

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

Education

Ph.D. Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2016

M.Sc. Plant Science, Dalhousie University, 2013

B.Sc. Horticulture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry, 2010

Professional activities/interests

Peer-reviewer for international scientific journals

Affiliations

Crop Science Society of America

America Society of Agronomy

American Society of Plant Biologist

Awards

International level

  1. Third place in graduate student oral presentation competition, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting – the Division C2 and C4, 2016
  2. First place in graduate student oral presentation competition, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting – the Division C2 and C4, 2015

National level

  1. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017
  2. Best Paper in graduate student oral presentation competition for the Lionel Cinq-Mars Award, 2016
  3. Macoun Travel Award to the annual Canadian Botanical Association meeting, 2016
  4. Plant Canada travel grant at Botany 2015, 2015
  5. 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
  6. Chinese National Scholarship for university students, China, 2008

Provincial level

  1. 2015 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, 2015
  2. 2014 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, 2014

University level

  1. Paulden F. and Dorathea I. Knowles Postgraduate Scholarship in Crop Science, 2016
  2. Rene Vandeveld Postgraduate Scholarship in Crop Science, 2015
  3. University of Saskatchewan AgBio postgraduate award, 2015
  4. 2014 Plant Sciences PhD Outstanding Graduate Student, 2015
  5. Syngenta Graduate Research Award in Pulse Production, 2014
  6. 2011 Dalhousie University Dr. Chesley E. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2011
  7. Dalhousie University International Fee Waiver, 2010
  8. 2010 Dalhousie University Dr. Chesley E. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 2009 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2009
  11. 2008 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2008
  12. 2007 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University First Class Scholarship, 2007

Certification/Licenses/Trades

  1. Bioinformatic Methods I by University of Toronto on Coursera. License 7AM9T4TCQW23. Certificate earned on August 9, 2017
  2. 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
  3. Certificate of 2015 Canadian Light Source summer school, 2015
  4. Microscopy certificate obtained from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015

Key publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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

Dalhousie University

Research Assistant

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

Dalhousie University

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.

Yunfei Jiang

Yunfei Jiang

Assistant Research Officer
110 Gymnasium Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W9
Preferred language: English
Other(s): Chinese (Mandarin)
Telephone: 306-975-5252

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Expertise

Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Plants, Climate Impact, Crops, Drought, cold and heat tolerance, Nutrition, Physiology, Plant, Cereals and pulses, Oilseeds, Sciences, Scientific research