. Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Pathogen Interactions.

My research program focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of dynamics of host- pathogen interactions and finding ways to integrate this knowledge to better manage plant diseases. I am also interested in understanding how ecological factors shape the outcome of plant-pathogen interactions. My program emphasizes the power of Omics tools in achieving the above mentioned goals.

Plant Pathology, Entomology
PhD, University of Florida, Plant Pathology, 2011
MS, University of Pune, India, Microbiology, 2007
BS, University of Pune, India, Microbiology, 2005
area studies natural and physical sciences, mathematics and technology bacteriology microbiology life sciences