Jin-Hua is a molecular plant pathologist with a background in the bio-control of plant fungal and bacterial diseases.
She is from the Gansu Province in China. After attaining her Masters in Agricultural Science from Gansu Agricultural University (GAU), Jin-Hua became a university teacher and was awarded her PhD degree in 2007.
Jin-Hua then moved to Australia and worked at the University of Sydney and CSIRO (Adelaide). In 2012, she moved to New Zealand to work at the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University.
Jin-Hua recently joined Lincoln Agritech’s Biotechnology Group as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist. She will focus on the Group’s MBIE-funded research programme, “Nitrogen-fixing pine trees and grasses” and will sample for and identify fungal-bacterial hybrid endophytes.
Her research interests include:
- Biocontrol of plant fungal and bacterial diseases, and plant pests
- Interaction between plant, pathogen and bio-control agents