The Pawlowska lab studies the mechanisms underlying interactions between fungi and bacteria. We are interested in both, mutualisms and antagonisms. In mutualistic interactions, we want to discover novel mechanisms that stabilize these symbioses over evolutionary time. In antagonisms, we explore defense mechanisms that protect fungi from bacterial infections.
Title: Associate Professor, CIHMID REU Program Organizer
Department: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential Postdoc Mentor, Potential Undergraduate Mentor
Research Areas: Agriculture Research, Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Fungi, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Plant Hosts