Matthew Steven Wheatley

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • 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 fifth year Ph.D. student working on developing CRISPR/Cas tools for plant pathology and disease diagnostics.


Zhao, H., Wang, X., Jia, Y., Minkenberg, B., Wheatley, M., Fan, F., Jia, M. H., Famoso, A., Edwards, J. D., Wamishe, Y., Valent, B., Wang, G. L., Yang, Y. 2018. The Rice Blast Resistance Gene Ptr Encodes a Novel Protein and Confers Broad-Spectrum Disease ResistanceNature Communication. Vol 9, 1doi 10.1038/s41467-018-04369-4

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.