Welcome Dr. Feng Lin to Journal of Plant and Environmental Research

Dr. Feng Lin

Department of Plant,
Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Feng Lin to Join the Editorial Board of Journal of Plant and Environmental Research. Dr. Feng Lin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Plant in Soil and Microbial Sciences of Michigan State University

Jan. 2016 – present Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University
 Design, conduct research, and write manuscripts for mapping and fine mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for resistance to Pythium root rot in soybean, and develop SNPs that could be used for marker-assisted selection.
 Genome wide association mapping of soybean Plant Introductions (PI) for resistance to Pythium root rot disease
 Marker-assisted selection for resistance to Phytophthora root rot (PRR), soybean cyst nematode (SCN), sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean aphids for MSU soybean breeding program
 Genomic selection for yield gene pyramiding in soybean elite cultivars
 Identification and Molecular mapping of novel Rps genes for PRR resistance in soybean

Jul. 2013 – Jun. 2015 Research Scientist (Corn Breeder)
Changchun Research Center, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. (Dupont Pioneer)
 Lead, design, plan, and management of corn breeding program to developing competitive corn hybrids that meet the future needs of spring corn market in northeast and northwest China. Major traits are considered including yield, grain quality, stature, disease and stress tolerance, and mechanical harvesting.
 Development of inbred corn lines with good traits using both conventional breeding strategy and doubled haploids (DH), as well as marker assisted selection and genomic prediction, and evaluate their general combining ability (GCA) and specific combining ability (SCA).
 Application of marker assisted selection for desired traits such as northern corn leaf blight (NLB), ear height, and genomic prediction and selection for yield and other traits.
 Hybrid testing with multi-locations and multi-years for yield, stature, disease resistance and stress tolerance, and advance elite hybrids for multi-year test in collaboration with other breeders.
 Collaboration with registration team for new hybrid registration and release, and collaboration with agronomist team to evaluate elite hybrids for their best adaptive growth region and collect solid information to guide farmers.
 Changchun research center management, including people training and performance evaluation, temperate worker hiring and management, farm and facilities maintenance and management, seed storage and preparation, yield test field hunting and management, pollination management, plot quality maintenance and management, data collection and analyses, budget making, safety inspection, confidential information security.
 Winer nursery management, pollination plan making, temperate worker training, inspection for safety of people and station facilities, inspection for quality of pollination.



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