Baoju Yang


Postdoctoral Researcher



  • 2013.08~present    Postdoctoral researcher in Jorge Dubcovsky’lab,
  •                                Department of Plant Science, University of California, Davis
  •                   2013     Ph.D in Crop Genetics and Breeding
  •                                College of Agronomy Northwest A&F University, China
  •                                (Joint Ph.D student for 2 years at University of California, Davis, U.S)
  •                   2009    M.S. in Crop Genetics and Breeding
  •                                College of Agronomy Northwest A&F University, China
  •                   2003    B.S. in Agronomy
  •                               College of Agronomy Northwest A&F University, China



  • Plant-pathogen interaction
  • Comparative analysis of interactome of key nodes in non-RD kinase mediated pathway between rice and wheat against the pathogen infection
  • Identification of QTL and mapping resistant genes to rusts and powdery mildew in wheat
  • Identification of genes controlling chromosome stability and develop their applications in wheat breeding



  • Li H, Wang C Y, Fu S, Guo X, Yang B J, Chen C H, Zhang H, Wang Y J, Liu X L, Han F P, Ji W Q*. 2014. Development and discrimination of 12 double ditelosomics in tetraploid wheat cultivar DR147. Genome. 57(2):89-95.
  • Cantu D, Yang B J, Ruan R, Li K, Menzo V, Fu D, Chern M, Ronald P C*, Dubcovsky J*. 2013. Comparative analysis of protein-protein interactions in the defense response of rice and wheat. BMC Genomics, 14:166. (Co-first author)
  • Yang B J, Ruan R, Cantu D, Wang X, Ronald P C*, Ji W Q*, Dubcovsky J*. 2013. A comparative approach expands the protein-protein interaction node of the immune receptor XA21 in wheat and rice. Genome, 56(6):315-326.
  • Yang B J, Wang C Y, Xue F, Zhang H, Wang Y J, Liu X L, Ji W Q*. 2013. Chromosome location and SSR markers of a stripe rust resistance gene from wheat (Triticum aestivum) line N9738. Pak. J. Bot. 45(3): 719-724.
  • Zhang H, Yang B J, Wang Y J , Wang C Y, Liu X L, Ji W Q*. 2013. Molecular characterization and expression of a pathogen-induced senescence-associated gene in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Australasian Plant Pathol. 42(1):53-61.
  • Zhang H, Hu Y G, Yang B J, Xue F, Wang C Y, Kang Z S, Ji W Q*. 2013. Isolation and characterization of a wheat IF2 homolog required for innate immunity to stripe rust. Plant Cell Rep. 32(5):591-600.
  • Xue F, Ji W Q*, Wang C Y, Zhang H, Yang B J. 2012. High-density mapping and marker development for the powdery mildew resistance gene PmAS846 derived from wild emmer wheat (Triticum turgidum var. dicoccoides). Theor. Appl. Genet. 124(8):1549-60.
  • Yang B J, Wang Y J, Ji W Q*. 2009. Genetic diversity of HMW-GS composition in wheat landraces from Middle and Low Yangtze Valleys Winter Wheat Region. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-occidentalis Sinica, 18(2):59~63