Subject Areas: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Area of Interest: 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.
- Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of plant pathogens
- Unraveling the diversity of plant-associated saprophytic/non-pathogenic bacteria and their role in plant health and plant-pathogen interactions
- Understanding patho-adaptation strategies of a bacterial pathogen
- Microbial community interactions in the rhizosphere and/phyllosphere