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Michelle Heck

Michelle Heck, Boyce Thompson Institute

Our research uses a combination of molecular, genetic, and proteomics approaches to understand how insects transmit plant pathogens and how pathogens manipulate host plants to ensure replication and transmission. A second are of research is the development of new pest management tools to enhance cultural control and to provide new management strategies for insect vector-borne diseases in plants.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Boyce-Thompson Institute, Plant Pathology and Plant- Microbe Biology

Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential MFF (REU) Host, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Agriculture Research, Animal Hosts, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Plant Hosts, Viruses