Wei Wei| | University of Illinois
Wei Wei is a postdoctoral research associate in Steve Long's lab at the University of Illinois. Wei's research is focused on using a combination of genetics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics tools to enhance and secure crop yield. For RIPE, Wei will be working on genetic components to adapt soybeans to future CO2 levels in the atmosphere. At the same time, she will also be working on optimizing the crop transformation pipeline. Wei earned her bachelor's degree in plant protection from Zhejiang University in China. Wei later went on to earn her master's and doctorate degrees in crop sciences with a concentration in crop genetics and bioinformatics from the University of Illinois. Her work has been published in BMC Genomics. Wei received the National Fellowship of China in 2011 and in 2012, in recognition of her academic achievements in undergrad (top 2% of her class), and she also received the Richard Bernard Award from Illinois, in recognition of outstanding graduate students doing soybean research.