BS, Bioengineering, Shandong Agricultural University, China
MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, USA
Peng Tian has an extension appointment in plant disease diagnosis. His responsibilities include management of Plant Diagnostic Clinic at University of Missouri and participation in Missouri Integrated Pest Management program and National Plant Diagnostic Network. His extension program provides identification services of plant disease, weed and insect as well as disease management recommendations to growers, agricultural professionals, agribusinesses, and the various commodity groups in the state. His research program focuses on identification of new plant diseases and development of innovative assays to characterize and differentiate viral and fungal pathogens in specialty crops to address current plant health problems and ensure the quality of agricultural and horticultural production.