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Jiankang Wang

PhD. Quantitative Geneticist and Simulation Modeler


From September 1983 to July 1987, I studied as an undergraduate student at Department of Mathematics, Beijing Normal University, where I received my BSc degree upon graduation. From September 1987 to July 1990, I studied as an master-degree student at the same university. Upon graduation, I received my MSc degree in Biomathematics. From September 1993 to November 1996, I studied as PhD student at Department of Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, where I received my PhD degree in plant genetics and breeding upon graduation.


From July 1990 to August 1993, and December 1996 to March 1999, I worked as an Associate Professor and Associate Professor on the application of biometrics and quantitative genetics in plant breeding at Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences. From March 1999 to January 2000, I was a visiting scientist at Department of Agronomy, Purdue University. I worked with Dr. Rex Bernardo on maize breeding and quantitative genetics. Then I moved to CIMMYT as a postdoctoral fellow. During my five years in CIMMYT-Mexico, I have completed the CIMMYT wheat breeding documentation, developed a breeding simulation module called QuLine, designed and conducted several simulation experiments to optimize CIMMYT’s wheat breeding program.


At the end of 2004, I moved to CAAS as a professor. I am now an editor of Theor. Appl. Genet. and an editor of Acta Agronomica Sinica.