Min-Yao Jhu is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Plant Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis. She is focusing on the interaction between parasitic plants (Cuscuta campestris) and host plants, and haustorium development.
|July 2014||Master Degree in Plant Biology. National Taiwan University (NTU, Taipei, Taiwan). Institute of Plant Biology.|
|June 2012||Bachelor Degree in Life Sciences. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan). Department of Life Sciences.|
Jhu, M.-Y., Ichihashi, Y., Farhi, M., Wong, C., Sinha, N.R. (2021). LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES DOMAIN 25 functions as a key regulator of haustorium development in dodders. Plant Physiology, kiab231. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab231
Jhu, M.Y., Farhi, M., Wang, L., Philbrook, R.N., Belcher, M.S., Nakayama, H., Zumstein, K.S., Rowland, S.D., Ron, M., Shih, P.M., Sinha, N.R. (2020). Lignin-based resistance to Cuscuta campestris in tomato. bioRxiv 706861; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/706861
Kuo, Y.W., Lin, J.S., Li, Y.C., Jhu, M.Y., King, Y.C., and Jeng, S.T. (2018). MicroR408 regulates defense response in sweet potato upon wounding. Journal of Experimental Botany, ery381-ery381. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery381.
Jhu, M.Y., Chang, Y.H., Lin, B.J., Chen, H.Y., and Yang, H.C. (2013). Genetic Dissection of Diverse Disease Prevalence and Drug Response in Global Human Populations Using Ancestry Informative Markers. Proceedings of IASC satelllite conference for the 59th ISI WSC & the 8th conference of IASC-ARS (conference paper).
|2021 Winter||Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis.
Course: BIS 015L Introduction to Data Science for Biologists (R programming), 1 quarter, will lead 2 lab sections and hold 2 sessions of office hours per week. (Remote teaching via Zoom)
|2019 and 2020 Winter, 2020 Summer II, 2021 Spring||Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis.
Course: BIS2C Introductory Biology, 1 quarter, 5 units, led 2 lab sections (3 hours per section) and held 2 sessions of office hours per week. (Remote teaching for 2020 Summer II via Zoom)
|2019 and 2020 Spring||Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis.
Course: PLB112 Plant Growth and Development, 1 quarter, 3 units. (Remote teaching for 2020 Spring via Zoom)
PLB112D Plant Growth and Development Discussion, 1 quarter, 1 unit per section, led 4 discussion sections.
|2018, 2019, and 2020 Fall||Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis.
Course: PLB111 Plant Physiology, 1 quarter, 3 units. (Remote teaching for 2020 Fall via Zoom)
PLB111D Plant Physiology Discussion, 1 quarter, 1 unit per section, led 3 discussion sections and held 2 office hours per week.
Awards & Honors
|2020||Graduate Student Association’s Fall 2020 Travel Award|
|2020||Selected concurrent session Rapid Fire speaker at Plant Biology 2020|
|2020||Loomis, Robert S. and Lois Ann Graduate Award in Agronomy|
|2020||UCD Graduate Research Award for the academic year 2020-2021|
|2019||UC Davis Plant Biology Colloquium Best Presentation Award|
|2019||Selected speaker at the 15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants (WCPP)|
|2019||Selected concurrent session speaker at Plant Biology 2019|
|2019||Katherine Esau Summer Graduate Fellowship|
|2018||Pitch Your Science Bronze Award at Plant Biology 2018|
|2018||UC Davis Graduate Student Travel Award|
|2018||Elsie Taylor Stocking Memorial Fellowship|
|2018||American Society of Plant Biologists Travel Award|
|2017||UC Davis Plant Biology Retreat Poster Award|
|2017||UC Davis Plant Biology Colloquium Best Presentation Award|
|2017||American Society of Plant Biologists Travel Award|
|2016||UC Davis Plant Biology Retreat Poster Award|
|2016||Taiwan Government Scholarship to Study Abroad (GSSA)|
|2016||Yen Chuang Taiwan Fellowship|