Cathleen Ma is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant and biotechnology lab manager in the lab of Steven Strauss at Oregon State University. Her current research is on improving the efficiency with which poplar and eucalyptus can be transformed and regenerated. She is also studying and evaluating genetically engineered reproductive sterility poplar and eucalyptus trees under greenhouse and field conditions. Cathleen has published 40 scientific papers and is an author on two book chapters. She received a B.S. degree in Horticulture from Northwestern Agriculture University in China.