Genetics and Biochemistry
Ph.D. Candidate Successfully Defends Dissertation
Yi (Victor) Xu, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. candidate from Dr. Haiying Liang's laboratory, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on July 2nd. Victor obtained his Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering from China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China. He came to the United States and joined Dr. Haiying Liang's laboratory in August of 2007. Victor's dissertation title is "Lignin Modification in Arabidopsis and Populus for Studies of Gene Function and Improving Lignin Degradation."