MSc student



Tomato yellow leaf curl virus experiences a circulative journey in the body of whiteflies belonging to Bemisia tabaci species complex. In this journey, the virus moves along the route of stylet-midgut-haemolymph-salivary gland within the insect vector. Several lines of evidence suggest the existence of specific receptor(s) for this virus in its movement along the route. My main research interest is to find the membrane receptor(s) which mediate the TYLCV transmembrane transport, thus helping to block begomovirus transmission in the further study. In addition, I study the effect of midgut penetration levels of begomoviruses on their acquisition and transmission by whiteflies.

I obtained my BSc degree in Biosafety from Southwest University in 2015.