Yue Jin

2013 Women in Triticum Mentor Award

Yue Jin is an expert in biology and population genetics of cereal rust fungi, has worked extensively to promote gender parity in agriculture by actively training women and men in regions where tremendous barriers to gender equity exist. Yue Jin served as a mentor to 2012 WIT award winner, Maricelis Acevedo, and hired Maria Newcombe, a 2012 WIT award winner, to join the USDA-Cereal Disease Lab (CDL) in Minnesota. Early in the Ug99 crisis, he brought Dr. Ruth Wanyera from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) to the CDL to learn race identification and handling techniques.