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

Lab Projects:



1. Tissue-specific immune responses in Arabidopsis, lettuce, and tomato (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 with focus on leafy greens (funded by the Henry A. Jastro Research Award, CA Leafy Greens Research Board, and USDA-NIFA-AFRI)





3. The balance between plant growth and defense (funded by NIFA-NNF and Graduate Student Fellowships)