Texas Tech University

Yinping Jiao named Plant Journal Fellow

Melanie Jackson

July 26, 2021

Yinping Jiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Crop Population Genomics in PSS, was recently selected as one of two global recipients of a 2021 Fellowship from The Plant Journal.

Yinping Jiao, Ph.D.
Yinping Jiao, Ph.D.

The Plant Journal (TPJ) is a high-impact international forum for research spanning all key areas of plant biology. It established the fellowship to support promising early-stage researchers as they make the transition from post-doctoral scientist to principal investigator. The three-year long TPJ Fellowship includes publishing and presentation opportunities, editorial board meetings, mentorship, and other career development.

In awarding the fellowship, TPJ recognized Jiao as an outstanding early-career scientist whose research investigating genetic diversity and regulatory mechanisms of agronomical traits in sorghum — as well as past work in functional genomics — point to a promising future in the field.