Expertise
Bacterial ecology and taxonomy; and endophytic bacteria of crops.

Plant growth-promotion and yield-enhancement through the use of microbial inoculants; bacterial populations and interactions in the soil, rhizosphere, and internal tissues of plants, and bacterial systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature.

Communities
Plant Pathology, Entomology
Degrees
MS, Auburn University , Microbiology, 1993
BS, Auburn University, Animal Biology, 1985