Weihua Tang

Board Member

Weihua Tang is a professor studying plant-fungal interaction and plant reproductive biology at the CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Her research interests are molecular interactions between tip-growing cells and their surrounding plant cells, using pollen tube of flowering plants and the fungal phytopathogen Fusarium graminearum as two model systems. Currently her lab is dissecting signaling mechanisms and molecular machinery underlying tomato pollen tube fast growth to achieve fertilization, as well as elucidating spatiotemporal-specific molecular cellular interactions during F. graminearum invading host plants to cause wheat Fusarium headblight and maize Gibberella stalk rot diseases.

Weihua is currently the secretary general for the Chinese Society for Plant Biology (CSPB).