Wang, Aiming, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford St
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470 (313)
Fax: 519-457-3997
Email: aiming.wang@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Understanding of molecular virus-plant interactions and virus genome expression and replication mechanism
  • Molecular isolation of host factors and natural resistance genes
  • Development of novel antiviral strategies through biotechnology
  • Beneficial uses of plant viruses

Current Projects:

  • Development of genetic resistance to Plum pox virus in Prunus for the eradication of Plum pox virus in Canada
  • Development of a Soybean mosaic virus-based vector for functional genomics and molecular farming in legume plants
  • Molecular characterization of Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) in Ontario and evaluation of genetic resistance to SMV in the Soybean varieties grown in Ontario

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • Lifetime Member, American Society for Virology
  • Full Member, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Full Member, Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Full Member, Canadian Phytopathological Society

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Bashar, T., Belfrage, R., Macneil, J., Bernard, M., and Wang, A.M. (2013). "A preliminary study on soybean mosaic virus transmission via soybean seeds.", Annual Meeting of Canadian Phytopathological Society - Southwestern Ontario Region Association, London, Ontario, Canada, November 2, 2013.
  • Chen, H. and Wang, A.M. (2013). "The AGO1-miR168 feedback regulation is involved in Rsv1-mediated resistance to Soybean mosaic virus in soybean.", 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, July 20-24, 2013.
  • Deng, P., Wu, Z., and Wang, A.M. (2013). "The potyviral CI protein plays an essential role in viral replication, cell-to-cell movement and systemic infection.", Annual Meeting of Canadian Phytopathological Society - Southwestern Ontario Region Association, London, Ontario, Canada, November 2, 2013.
  • Elhiti, M., Wang, H., Chen, B., Xu, A., Austin, R.S., Brown, R., and Wang, A.M. (2013). "Towards generation of peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) mutants resistant to Plume pox virus (PPV).", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.
  • Tian, L.-N., Wang, X., Svircev, A.M., Wang, A.M., Sanfaçon, H., Brown, D.C.W., Kohalmi, S.E., and Lu, M. (2013). "Development of Plum pox virus resistance in plum grown in Canada via plant biotechnology.", 2nd International Symposium on Plum Pox Virus, Olomouc, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2013.
  • Wang, A.M. (2013). "Dissecting molecular network of virus-plant interactions: the complex roles of host factors.", 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, August 25-30, 2013.
  • Wang, A.M., Elhiti, M., Wang, H., Li, Y., Tian, L.-N., Svircev, A.M., Sanfaçon, H., and Brown, D.C.W. (2013). "Development of genetic resistance to Plum pox virus in Canada.", 2nd International Symposium on Plum Pox Virus, Olomouc, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2013.
  • Zhang, L. and Wang, A.M. (2013). "TuMV induces the unfolded protein response via IRE1/bZIP60 mediated signalling pathway.", 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, July 20-24, 2013.

2012

  • Brown, D.C.W. and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Recent Progress in Developing genetic Resistance against Plum Pox Virus.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Cui, H. and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Virus against virus: development of a prunus necrotic ringspot virus-based vector against plum pox virus.", 31st Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, July 21-25, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Li, Y., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Molecular identification and characterization of Aeabidopsis DEAD box RNA helicases associated with turnip mosaic virus infection.", 31st Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, July 21-25, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Ma, S. and Wang, A.M. (2012). "Molecular Farming in Plants: An Overview.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, Chapter 1, pp. 1-20.
  • Tian, L.-N., Wang, X., Kohalmi, S.E., Svircev, A.M., Wang, A.M., Sanfaçon, H., Brown, D.C.W., and Schneider, K.E. (2012). "Control of the expression of the host factor eIF(iso)4E gene for Plum Pox Virus resistance.", Joint Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Developing Genetic Resistance to Fruit Tree Viruses via Advanced Biotechnology.", Ontario Tender Fruit Producers Annual General Meeting, Hernder Estates Winery, St. Catharines, ON, March 28, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Developing Genetic Resistance to Plant Viruses via Advanced Biotechnology.", Fuji Academy of Agricutlural Sciences, Fuzhou, China, October 29, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Developing Genetic Resistance to Plant Viruses via Advanced Biotechnology.", Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China, November 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Molecular Understanding of Plant Potyviruses.", Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, November 6, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Plant Virus-Mediated Expression in Molecular Farming.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, Chapter 10, pp. 199-216.
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Towards Developing Novel Strategies against Plant Potyviruses.", Seminar, INRA, Bordeaux, Canada, March 6, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2012). "Understanding and control of plant potyviruses.", 50th anniversary celebration of the Korean Society of Plant Pathology, Seoul, South Korea, October 24-26, 2012.
  • Wang, A.M. and Ma, S. (2012). "Preface.", in Wang, A. and Ma, S. (eds.) - Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Springer, pp. v-vi.
  • Wang, A.M. and Ma, S. (Eds.) (2012). Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects., Springer. (Book)
  • Wang, A.M. and Xiong, R. (2012). "Post-translational modification of the potyviral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase by Arabidopsis SUMO3.", 31st Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, July 21-25, 2012.

2011

  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V. and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Molecular interactions between soybean genotypes and SMV.", Annual Ontario Oil and Protein Seed Crop Committee (OOPSCC) and Ontario Soybean Growers’s Research Meeting, London, ON, Canada, June 28, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Sun, S., Wang, A.M., and Poysa, V. (2011). Soybean mosaic virus isolate Rsv4-RB3, complete genome sequence. GenBank accession #: JN416770.
  • Cui, H. and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Virus against virus: Development of a Prunus necrotic ringspot virus-based vector against Plum pox virus.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • Li, Y., Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Molecular identification of host membrane-associated proteins that interact with the potyviral P3 protein.", 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, July 17-21, 2010. (Poster)
  • Pan, Q., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2011). "Molecular characterization of the first protein of tobacco etch virus.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant potyviruses.", Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, 3(4), pp. 179. (Abstract)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant potyviruses.", International conference and exhibition on virology, Baltimore, MD, USA, September 5-7, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (2011). "Understanding and control of plant viruses.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2011 Meeting, London, ON, Canada, November 5, 2011.
  • Wang, A.M. and Cui, H. (2011). "Development of a Prunus necrotic ringspot virus-based viral vector for characterization of gene functions and control of viral diseases in stone fruits.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2011 Meeting, London, ON, Canada, November 5, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, A.M., Chen, X., and Cui, X. (2011). "Detection, Understanding and Control of Soybean Mosaic Virus.", in Sudaric, A. (ed.) - Soybean - Molecular Aspects of Breeding, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 15, pp. 335-354.
  • Xiong, R. and Wang, A.M. (2011). "The potyviral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase is a potential SUMO susbtarcte in Planta.", 30th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 16-20, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V. and Wang, A.M. (2010). Complete cDNA sequence of SMV isolate NP-C-L. GenBank HQ166265.
  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V. and Wang, A.M. (2010). Complete cDNA sequence of SMV isolate NP-L. GenBank HQ166266.
  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Sun, S., and Wang, A.M. (2010). "A single positively charged amino acid substitution in the C-terminal region of the Soybean mosaic virus P3 protein is responsible for breaking Rsv4 resistance in soybean.", Plant Biology 2010: Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2010. (Poster)
  • Wang, A.M. (2010). "Preface.", in Wang, A. (ed.) - Principles and Practice of Advanced Technology in Plant Virology, Research Signpost, Kerala, India.
  • Wang, A.M. (2010). "Soybean mosaic virus in Canada and its control strategy.", OOPSCC/OSG Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 24, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Wang, A.M. (Ed.) (2010). Principles and practice of advanced methods in plant virology., Research Signpost, Kerala, India. (Book)
  • Wang, A.M. and Wei, T. (2010). "Sequential recruitment of the endoplasmic reticulum and chloroplasts for plant potyvirus replication.", 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, July 17-21, 2010.

2009

  • Chen, X., Li, X.-Z., Wang, A.M., and Zhou, T. (2009). "Induced resistance against Monilinia fructicola on peaches elicited by Bacillus sp. BMO1.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Chowda-Reddy, R.V., Sun, S., and Wang, A.M. (2009). "Identification of genomic region responsible from Soybean mosiac virus-London resistance breaking (SMV-LRB) against Rsv4 resistance gene in V94-5152 soybean host.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Cui, X. and Wang, A.M. (2009). "The molecular identification and characterization of host proteins associated with Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) infection.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 151-152. (Abstract)
  • Sun, S., Chowda-Reddy, R.V., and Wang, A.M. (2009). "Construction of a Soybean mosaic virus-based vector and assessment of its application for studying gene functions in soybean through virus induced gene silencing.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2009 Meeting, SCPFRC, AAFC, London, ON, Canada, November, 7, 2009, Published in : Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 32(3), pp. 428.
  • Zhang, C., Li, Y., Bernards, M.A., and Wang, A.M. (2009). "Screening for translation initiation factors that are required for Turnip mosaic virus infection.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2009 Meeting, SCPFRC, AAFC, London, ON, Canada, November, 7, 2009, Published in : Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 32(3), pp. 428-429.