Matthew Steven Wheatley

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Yinong Yang
Matthew Steven Wheatley
419 Life Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-867-0300
Fax: 814-863-7217

Areas of Expertise

  • Genome Editing
  • Molecular Cloning
  • Pathogenicity Assays

Connect with Matthew Steven Wheatley



  1. B.S Biotechnology Molecular Bioscience RIT (2015)

I am a second year Ph.D. student woking on the rice and Magnaporthe interaction. I am incorporating CRISPR mutagenesis into plant pathology to revolutionize the discovery of genes and effector function in pathogens. Currently, I am elucidating the role of MoNLP and MoZFE protein families in pathogenicity and virulence on rice. 


Minkenberg B, Wheatley M, Yang Y. 2017. CRISPR/Cas9-Enabled Multiplex Genome Editing and Its Application, chapter in Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science Academic Press.