Hsin M. Ku

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Hsin M. Ku studied her Ph.D. degree ar the Department of Plant Biology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, from 1994 to 1998. Her major study field was in plant biology and minor in genetics and plant breeding. She received her B.S. degree in 1987 at the Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Her Ph.D. dissertation study is “Map-based cloning of fruit shape QTLs” under the instruction of a very distinguished scientist, Dr. Steve Tanksley, who is a member of the US National Academy of Science since 1995. She had been a Postdoc under the instruction of Dr. Steve Tanksley at Cornell for two more years. After 2000, she went back and started her professional career in Taiwan. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Her research interests are functional genomics of plant-virus interactions, plant genetic diversity analysis, plant genome analysis, and map-based cloning of plant QTLs. For her postgraduate study, she specializes in studying map-based cloning of QTLs controlling fruit shape in tomato. As for her current research projects, she has been focused on functional characterization of PRSV-related resistance genes in Cucumis metuliferus over many years. In addition, she has also worked in the male sterile systems in pepper, the genetic diversity analysis of several plant species, and the development of plant molecular markers for economically important genes.

Biography Updated on 5 March 2012

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