Fungi are responsible for devastating crop infestations that threaten global food supplies and diseases that result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. We use genetic and genomic techniques spanning from classical molecular biology to high-throughput functional genomics to understand how model and pathogenic fungi sense and respond to the nutrients and other environmental stimuli encountered in soils, when degrading plant biomass, and during plant or human pathogenesis.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Roles: Faculty Investigator