We are investigating how this specific recognition is accomplished and how recognition is translated into a resistant response.

Our laboratory has made significant contributions to our understanding of HOW R proteins mediate pathogen recognition.

In a second project, we have been examining endomembrane trafficking in plant cells in the context of active defense responses.

Research areas:

  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Cytoskeleton, and Signaling
  • Microbial Interactions and Pathogenesis
  • Plant Molecular Biology.

Research Interests:

  • molecular genetics of plant/pathogen interactions.

Subject Area:

  • Biology.
Biological Science
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Molecular Biology, 1988
disease resistance united states usa, great lakes usa, midwest agricultural biotechnology biotechnology immunity & immunogentics bacteriology biochemistry & molecular biology botany genetics microbiology plant diseases plant sciences molecular genetics plant genome & genetics