Yu is a visiting scholar from P. R. China. She is doing his Ph.D. degree on
the regulation mechanism of root secondary metabolites, studying the effect
of flavonoids, and their effects on microbial community structure of
rhizosphere in Hawthornin (C. pinnatifida Bge) and Sweet cherry (Cerasus),
at the college of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University, under the
supervision of Professor Deguo Lv.
At present, she is working at the Fruit Breeding and Physiology laboratory
under the supervision of Dr. Shahrokh Khanizadeh, at Horticultural Research
and Development Center of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on an already
established experimental plot in L’ Acadie to evaluate the effect of
cultural practices on fruit quality and performance of selected strawberry
lines in relation to the chemical composition especially the level of
hydrophobic and hydrophilic antioxidant in fruits. The goal is to develop a
technique to provide guidance for strawberry production using mulches.