Subject Areas: Entomology and Plant Pathology

Area of Interest: The research conducted in my laboratory focuses on the interactions between plant and associated bacteria. I am especially interested in plant pathogenic bacteria in aspects such as infection processes, host colonization, biofilm formation and molecular interactions. Questions about the biology of the pathogenic bacteria are being studied using microbiology and molecular biology techniques, as well as nanotechnology.


Past Affiliations

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Auburn University

Plant Pathology, Entomology
PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, Plant Pathology, 2005
MS, University of the Republic, Uruguay, Biology, 2000
BS, University of the Republic, Uruguay, Biochemistry, 1996