I have earned my Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China., and obtained a Ph. D degree in Molecular and Environmental Plant Science, Texas A&M University. Currently, I worked as a post-doc researcher in Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. My researches have been published in the top-tier journals in entomological and plant science fields, including Journal of Insect Physiology and Plant Physiology. I have also served as a reviewer for multiple journals, including Arthropod-Plant Interactions, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Environmental Entomology, Insect Science, and Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.
Dr. Jiaxin Lei research interests are studies of the plant-insect interaction in order to develop novel strategies to improve host plant resistance against insect herbivory. Her works consist of plant defense pathways that can be activated in response to insect herbivory, as well as insect counter-defense strategies that are to evade these plant defense mechanisms. Meanwhile, She have also investigated insect adaptation to hypoxia, a common pest management strategy for storage insects, as well as the application of eBeam on pest control.