We study infection and contamination of plants (model and crop) with plant and human pathogens

Lab Projects:



1. Tissue-specific immune responses in Arabidopsis, tomato, and sugarcane (funded by NIAID, Henry A. Jastro Research Award, and USDA-NIFA-AFRI)







2. Molecular mechanisms of human bacterial pathogens internalization and survival in edible leaves (funded by the Henry A. Jastro Research Award, CA Leafy Greens Research Board, and USDA-NIFA-AFRI)





3. Genetic resistance in crop plants (funded by CAPES, CNPq, and the UC Davis-FAPESP SPRINT program)

4. Plant and microbial indicators of soil health (funded by USDA-NIFA-AFRI)