Kaixi Zhao

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Cristina Rosa
Kaixi Zhao
301 Buckhout Lab (office)
310/410 Buckhout Lab (labs)

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-4211
Fax: 814-863-7217


  1. B.S. in Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, China


Zhao, K., Margaria, P., & Rosa, C. (2018). Characterization of the first complete genome sequence of an Impatiens necrotic spot orthotospovirus isolate from the United States and worldwide phylogenetic analyses of INSV isolates. BMC research notes11(1), 288.

Zhao K., Margaria, P., & Rosa, C. (2016). First report of the White clover mosaic virus and Turnip mosaic virus mixed infection on garlic mustard in Pennsylvania, United States. Plant Disease, 100 (4):866.

Research Interests

  • Host-Virus-Vector Interactions
  • Virus Evolution
  • Plant Virus-Insect Vector Specificity