Faculty in the Plant Biology graduate program with research interests in Phytobiomes
Carolee BullBacterial systematics, epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant pathogens and biological control agents to develop alternatives to synthetic chemicals for plant disease management
Professor of Plant Pathology and Bacterial Systematics
Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Interim Director for the Microbiome Center
Seogchan KangGenetic and cellular mechanisms underpinning plant-fungal interactions with Arabidopsis thaliana and Fusarium oxysporum as a model system. Molecular genetics and comparative genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Bioinformatics.
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Cristina RosaPlant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology