Dr. Xin Li nominated as Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair

Dr. Xin Li is nominated as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Immunity. A world-renowned expert in plant immunity and member of the MSL since 2001, Dr. Li has two main branches of research. Her work focuses on how plants’ immune systems recognize and respond to pathogens, as well as how fungal pathogens develop and cause damage to their hosts. Dr. Li is also central to is the Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats (PRoTECT) program, bridging research from the University of British Columbia and the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany. Dr. Li’s research is essential for various aspects of food security and improving crop protection strategies globally.