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

Current Projects:



1. Cell-type immune response in Arabidopsis (funded by NIAID and Henry A. Jastro Research Award)

2. Molecular mechanisms of human bacterial pathogens internalization and survival in edible leaves (funded by the Center of Produce Safety, Henry A. Jastro Research Award, 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)