Yufei Qian

Yufei Qian BSc

Postgraduate Research Student

Email: yfqian@ucdavis.edu

Tel: +1 (530) 752 0383

Base: University of California, Davis


Yufei Qian is a postgraduate research student. She is currently working on bulking watercress population and breeding watercress for higher nutritional values.


Career history:

2017-2018 Undergraduate student researcher in Brummer Lab, UC Davis

2016-2017 Undergraduate student researcher in USDA Jiang Lab, UC Davis

2016 Visiting student intern in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) peony research group, Beijing, China

2015-2016 Student intern at UC Davis Teaching Nursery


Academic qualifications:

2018-present: Master/PhD research student, University of California, Davis.

2014-2018: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry(Graduate with Honor and Departmental Citation Award). College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA.


Research interests:

I attained my BS from University of California, Davis in 2018 and gained undergraduate research experience in both plant production and breeding. After the completion of my undergraduate degree, I am continuing my studies in the Horticulture & Agronomy masters program at UC Davis.

My research interests are focused on the specialty crop watercress and aiming to increase the nutrient contents which provide important health benefits through consumption of this leafy vegetable. My research is both field and lab based. I hope to underpin genes for traits of interest. At this stage, I am expanding the population and harvesting seeds for more trials.