Begomoviruses are exclusively transmitted by species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex in a persistent, circulative manner. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between B. tabaci and begomoviruses are yet poorly understood, especially components/factors in the body of the whitefly involved in virus transmission. My research interest is to screen the proteins involved in the interactions between the whitefly vectors and begomoviruses. My research is expected to contribute to better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of begomovirus transmission and development of new techniques to block the spread of begomoviruses.
I obtained my BSc degree in Biosafety from Southwest University in 2015.