Dechun Wang
                       Department of crop and soil sciences
                       Michigan State University 
                       A384-E Plant and Soil Sciences Building
                       East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
                       Phone:(517) 355-0271 Ext. 188 
                       Fax:  (517) 353-3955
                       E-mail: wangdech@msu.edu
 

Research Interests

   Soybean breeding and genetics; Soybean molecular genetics; applications of
   molecular techniques in plant breeding

Education

1994 - 1998
Ph.D., Plant breeding and genetics / Horticulture
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Dissertation: RFLP mapping, QTL identification, and
              cytogenetic analysis in sour cherry
Advisor: Dr. Amy Iezzoni
1992 - 1994
M.S., Plant breeding and genetics / Horticulture
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Thesis: Leucostoma species in Michigan peach orchards
Advisors: Dr. Amy Iezzoni and Dr. Gerard Adams
1979 - 1983
B.S. Major: Fruit Science 
HUAZHONG AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Wuhan, P.R. of China

Research Experience

2007-Present
Associate Professor
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Research area: Soybean breeding and genetics 
               Genetic mapping of QTL conferring resistance       
                   to soybean aphid, white mold, and other trait. 
2001-2007
Assistant Professor
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Research area: Soybean breeding and genetics 
               Genetic mapping of QTL conferring resistance       
                   to white mold, soybean cyst nematode, soybean
                   aphid, water-logging, etc. 
               Construction of a physical map for wild soybean
1998-2000
Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Research area: Genetic mapping of QTL conferring resistance       
                   to soybean cyst nematode
               Genetic mapping of yield QTL in soybeans
1992 - 1998
Graduate Research Assistant
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Research area: Genetic diversity of Leucostoma species
                   (pathogen of peach perennial canker) 
               RFLP mapping and QTL identification in
                   sour cherry
               Sour cherry genome analysis using fluorescent
                   in situ hybridization technique
1989 - 1992
Visiting Scholar with Dr. Thomas Gradziel
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Davis, CA
Research area: peach tissue culture; 
               peach brown rot resistance;
               almond susceptibility to Aspergillus flavus.
1987 - 1989
Research Assistant Professor
SHANGHAI ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Shanghai, P.R. of China
Research area: peach breeding
1983 - 1987
Research Apprentice Professor
SHANGHAI ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Shanghai, P.R. of China
Research area: peach breeding

Teaching Experience

2001
Assistant Professor
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Course: Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding
        Advanced Plant Breeding
1994
Teaching Assistant
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Course: Introduction to Plant Genetics
1997
Teaching Assistant
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, MI
Course: Advanced Plant Breeding

 Skills

Laboratory:
Molecular techniques: 
    DNA and RNA extraction, Southern and Northern blot, PCR,
    Extraction of taq DNA polymerase, high throughput
    genotyping with PCR-base markers using automated
    systems, Cloning of genomic DNA fragments, etc.
Cytogenetics: Chromosome preparation
              Fluorescent in situ hybridization 
Tissue culture: peach immature embryo and shoot apex culture
Field:
Pollen collection and handling
Emasculation and pollination
Visual evaluation and selection for horticultural traits
Grafting and pruning
Evaluation of traits for QTL analysis
Computer:
Programming language: C++
Mapping software: MapMaker, JoinMap, QTL Cartographer
Statistical software: SAS, MSTAT, Excel
Phylogenetic software: MEGA, MCLADE
Graphical software: Adobe photoshop, Corel Draw

Honors and Awards

1998
Summer Acceleration Fellowship from Michigan State
University
1993 - 1997
Graduate Fellowship from Michigan State University
1990
Award from Shanghai Commission of Sciences and 
Technology for the introduction of Japanese peach 
cultivar Okayamawase.
1989
Fellowship from the State Educational Commission 
of China as a Visiting Scholar to the University 
of California at Davis
1984
Award from Shanghai Commission of Sciences and 
Technology for "Investigation and proposal for
Shanghai fruit production for the Year 2000"

Professional Affiliation 

    American Society of Agronomy
    Crop Science Society of American

 Publications and Presentations

 
Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, and D. Wang. 2008. Inheritance of Soybean Aphid 
    Resistance in PI 567541B and PI 567598B. Crop Sci.:(accepted).
 
Zhang, B., P. Chen, C.Y. Chen, D. Wang, A. Shi, and A. Hou. 2008. Mapping 
    quantitative trait loci for seed hardness in soybean. Crop Sci.:(accepted).
 
Guo, X., S.G. Gordon, D. Wang, E. Helliwell, T. Smith, S.A. Berry, S.K. St. 
    Martin, and A.E. Dorrance. 2008. Genetic mapping of QTLs underlying 
    partial Sclerotinia stem rot resistance in soybean PI 391589A and PI 
    391589B.  Crop Sci. (in press).
 
Chen, C.Y., C. Gu, C. Mensah, R.L. Nelson, and D. Wang. 2007. SSR marker 
    diversity of soybean aphid resistance sources in North America. Genome 50:
    1104-1111.
 
Chen, Y., D. Wang, P. Arelli, M. Ebrahimi, and R.L. Nelson. 2006. Molecular 
    marker diversity of SCN resistant sources in soybean. Genome: 49:938-949.
 
Salas, P., J.C. Oyarzo-Llaipen, D. Wang, K. Chase, and L. Mansur. 2006. 
    Genetic mapping of seed shape in three populations of recombinant inbred
    lines of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 113:1459-1466.
 
Diers, B.W., F.J. Kopisch-Obuch, D. Hoffman, C.R. Grau, and D. Wang. 2006.
    Registration of A X N-1-55 soybean germplasm with partial resistance to
    Sclerotinia stem rot. Crop Sci. 46:1403-1404.
 
Wang, D., J. Boyse, and B.W. Diers. 2006. Registration of 'Skylla' Soybean.
    Crop Sci. 46:974-975.
 
Bisognin, D.A., D.S. Douches, L. Buszka, G. Bryan, and D. Wang. 2005.
    Mapping late blight resistance in Solanum microdontum Bitter. Crop Sci.
    45:340-345.
 
Diers, B.W., P.R. Arelli, S.R. Carlson, W.R. Fehr, E.A. Kabelka,
    R.C. Shoemaker, and D. Wang. 2005. Registration of 'LDX01-1-65'
    soybean germplasm with soybean cyst nematode resistance derived from
    Glycine soja. Crop Sci. 45:1671-1672.
 
Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, R.L. Nelson, and D. Wang. 2005. Resistance
    to soybean aphid in early maturing soybean germplasm. Crop Sci.
    45:2228-2233.
 
Chen, Y., and D. Wang. 2005. Two convenient methods to evaluate soybean
    for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Dis.89:1268-1272.
 
Cornelious, B., P. Chen, Y. Chen, N. de Leon, J.G. Shannon, and D. Wang.
    2005. Genetic mapping of QTLs underlying water-logging tolerance in
    soybean. Mol. Breed.16:103-112.
 
Chen, Y., M. Ebrahimi, P. Arelli, and D. Wang. 2005. Molecular Marker
    Diversity of SCN resistant Sources in Soybean, In ASA-CSSA-SSSA-CSSS
    Abstracts 2005 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, and D. Wang. 2005. Preliminary study of genetics of
    aphid resistance in early maturing soybean germplasm, In ASA-CSSA-SSSA-
    CSSS Abstracts 2005 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Wang, D., H. Chen, R. Hammerschmidt, Y. Luo, and S. Wang. 2005. Field
    Evaluation of Early Maturing Chinese Soybean Germplasm for Rust
    Resistance, In Proceedings of National Soybean Rust Symposium. The
    American Phytopathological Society, Nashville, TN.
 
Ebrahimi, M., P. Arelli, Y. Chen, and D. Wang. 2005. Identification of QTLs
    Underlying SCN Resistance in PI 494182, In ASA-CSSA-SSSA-CSSS Abstracts
    2005 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Wang, D., G.L. Graef, A.M. Procopiuk, and B.W. Diers. 2004. Identification
    of putative QTL that underlie yield in interspecific soybean backcross
    populations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 108:458-467.
 
Glover, K.D., D. Wang, P.R. Arelli, S.R. Carlson, S.R. Cianzio, and B.W.
    Diers. 2004. Near isogenic lines confirm a soybean cyst nematode
    resistance gene from PI 88788 on linkage group J. Crop Sci. 44:936-941.
 
Chen, Y., and D. Wang. 2004. Development of a novel method to evaluate
    soybean for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. p. In ASA-CSSA-
    SSSA-CSSS Abstracts 2004 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, and D. Wang. 2004. Screening early maturing soybean
    germplasm for resistance to the soybean aphid. In ASA-CSSA-SSSA-CSSS
    Abstracts 2004 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Guo, X., and D. Wang. 2004. Genetic mapping of genes underlying partial
    resistance to Sclerotina stem rot in soybean PI391589B. p. In ASA-CSSA-
    SSSA-CSSS Abstracts 2004 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
 
Kopisch-Obuch, F.J., T. Vuong, D. Wang, and B.W. Diers. 2004. Breeding for
    resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot (sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in soybean.
    In Proc. World Soybean Res. Conf. VII, Foz do Iguac Brazil. Feb. 29 to
    Mar. 5, 2004.
 
Mansur, L., J.C. Oyarzo, D. Wang, and K. Chase. 2004. Genetic mapping of seed
    shape in three recombinant inbred populations of soybean (Glycine max L.).
    In Proc. World Soybean Res. Conf. VII, Foz do Iguac Brazil. Feb. 29 to
    Mar. 5, 2004.
 
Wang, D., J. Shi, S.R. Carlson, P.B. Cregan, R.W. Ward, and B.W.
    Diers. 2003. A low-cost and high-throughput system for high-
    resolution genotyping with microsatellite DNA markers. Crop 
    Sci. 43:1828-1832.
 
Khanna, A., R.T. Shealy, D. Wang, B.W. Diers, and L.O. Vodkin.
    2003. Microarray analysis of soybean seed protein content.
    p. 266. In Plant Anim. Genome XI, San Diego, CA. 11-15 Jan.
    2003.
 
Chen, Y., Y. Wang, K. Meksem, and D. Wang. 2003. Construction
    of a partial physical map for wild soybean. p. 195. In 
    Plant Anim. Genome XI, San Diego, CA. 11-15 Jan. 2003.
 
Wang, D., A.M. Procopiuk, G.L. Graef, and B.W. Diers. 2002. 
    Genetic mapping of genes underlying agronomic and seed
    composition traits in wild and cultivated soybean. p. 215.
    In Prog. and Proc. 9th Bienn. Conf. Cell. and Mol. Biol
    of Soybean, Urbana, IL, USA. 11-14 Aug. 2002. College of
    Agric., Consumer and Environ. Sci., Univ. of Ill. at 
    Urbana-Champaign.
 
Guo, X., B.W. Diers, and D. Wang. 2002. Genetic mapping of genes
    underlying partial resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot in 
    soybean variety Asgrow A2506. p. 215. In Prog. and Proc.
    9th Bienn. Conf. Cell. and Mol. Biol of Soybean, Urbana, IL,
    USA. 11-14 Aug. 2002. College of Agric., Consumer and Environ.
    Sci., Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign.
 
Wang, D., P. Arelli, R.C. Shoemaker, and B.W. Diers. 2001. Loci
    underlying resistance to race 3 of soybean cyst nematode in
    Glycine soja plant introduction 468916. Theor. Appl. Genet.
    103:561-566.
 
Shi, J., R. Ward, and D. Wang. 2001. Application of a high
    throughput, low cost, non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel
    system for wheat microsatellite mapping. p. In 2001 Natl
    Fusarium Head Blight Forum Proc., Erlanger, KY, USA.
    December 8-10, 2001. Kinko's, Okemos, MI, U.S.A.
 
Wang, D., R. Karle, A. Iezzoni. 2000. QTL analysis of
    flower and fruit traits in sour cherry. Theor. Appl. Genet.
    100:535-544.
 
Wang, D., R.C. Shoemaker, P.R. Arelli, and B.W. Diers. 1999. Genetic
    mapping of soybean cyst nematode resistance from Glycine soja. 
    p.480. In. H.E. Kauffman (ed.). Proc. World Soybean Res. Conf. VI,
    Chicago,USA.  4-7 Aug. 1999. Superior Printing, Champaign, 
    Illinois, USA.
 
Wang, D., R. Karle, T.S. Brettin, A. Iezzoni. 1998. Genetic linkage 
    map in sour cherry using RFLP markers. Theor. Appl. Genet.
    97:1217-1224.
 
Wang, D., R. Karle, C. Owens, A. Iezzoni. 1998. Linkage map 
    construction and QTL detection in sour cherry (Prunus cerasus).
    Plant Anim. Genome VI Abstr. p.148.
 
Wang, D., A. Iezzoni, G. Adams. 1998. Genetic heterogeneity of 
    Leucostoma species in Michigan peach orchards. Phytopathology 88:
    376-381.
 
Wang, D., Iezzoni, A. 1997. A genetic linkage map of sour cherry
    (Prunus cerasus). Plant Animal Genome V Abstr. p.121.
 
Wang, D., A. Iezzoni. 1996. Construction of a genetic linkage map in 
    sour cherry. Plant Genome IV Abstr. p.83.
 
Gradziel, T.M., D. Wang. 1994. Susceptibility of California almond to 
    aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus. HortScience 29:33-35.
 
Gradziel,T.M., D. Wang. 1993. Evaluation of brown rot resistance and 
    its relation to enzymatic browning in clingstone peach germplasm.
    J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:675-679.
 
Zhuang, E., Q. Yao,  Y. Wu,  D. Wang. 1992.  Introduction and 
    evaluation of peach cultivars from abroad. China Agri. Sci. Tech. 
    Press, 97-109
 
Zhuang, E., Q. Yao,  Y. Wu,  D. Wang. 1991. Study on in-ovule embryo 
    culture technique of early-maturing and very early-maturing peach. 
    Acta Horticulturae Sinica 18:303-308
 
Q. Yao,  D. Wang, Y. Wu,  E. Zhuang. 1990. Callus induction and plant 
    regeneration from immature embryos of peach, nectarines and saucer-
    shaped peaches. Acta Agri. Shanghai 6:23-29
 
Zhuang, E., Q. Yao, Y. Wu, D. Wang. 1990. Study on in-ovule embryo 
    culture technique of early-maturing and very early-maturing peach. 
    Proc. 23rd Int. Hortic. Congr., Abstr. Contrib.Papers, p.3124.
 
Zhuang, E., Y. Wu, D. Wang, Q. Yao. 1988. Series of new extremely 
    early-maturing peach lines. Shanghai Agri. Sci. Tech., No.6.
 
Zhuang, E., S. Li, J. Shu, D. Wang. 1985. Investigation and proposal 
    for Shanghai fruit production for the year 2000. Shanghai Agri. Sci. 
    Tech., No. 1.
 
Wang, D. 1984. Current pear production and research in Japan.
    Shanghai Agri. Sci. Tech. No.3.
 
Wang, D. 1984. Current peach production and research in Japan. 
    Shanghai Agri. Sci. Tech., No.2.