Dr. Yang conducted her Ph.D. studies and post-doc research at Cornell University, Department of Horticulture. As a post-doc research fellow, her research was focused on how different factors such as crop load, nitrogen level and canopy position affect the metabolism of apple trees and ultimately fruit quality. Her previous research topics include plant architecture, plant hormones and increasing salt tolerance of rice through genetic engineering. Dr. Yang is interested in the interface of agriculture and business as well as communicating complex scientific ideas to the general public. She is currently working at Euddia, a startup company she co-founded.