Dr Lingling Gao

Research Scientist / Team Leader

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Dr Lingling Gao’s research interests in CSIRO include: 1) Using molecular biology, genomics, genetic approaches to study plant resistance against insect pests with focus on sap-sucking insects; 2) Exploring next generation exogenous RNAi technology for the control of sap-sucking insects; 3) Exploring novel genetic resources for the control of root lesion nematodes in cereal crops.
Background: Dr Lingling Gao received her PhD on the mechanisms underlying the control of arbuscular mycorrhiza colonization from The University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2002. In 2003, she joined CSIRO Plant Industry (now the CSIRO Agriculture and Food) in Perth, Western Australia.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Protections from Pests

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    The University of Adelaide

  • 1995

    Shanxi Agricultural University, China

Professional Experiences

  • 2013

    Editorial Panel member
    Insect Sciences

  • 2013

    Editorial Panel member
    European Journal of Environmental Sciences

  • 2007

    Grant Review

  • 2013

    Plenary speaker
    9th International Symposium on Aphids, Beijing, China

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017

    Inclusion and Diversity Award (Team)
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2012

    Science Communication Award (Team)
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2009

    Payne Scott Award
    CSIRO Plant Industry

  • 1999-2002

    International research scholarship
    The University of Adelaide, Australia

  • 2001

    K. P. Barley Prize
    The University of Adelaide, Australia


  • 2008

    Acorn Grant


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