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Bacteriology and Plant Interactions


  • Dean Gabriel - Molecular genetics and genomics of bacterial plant pathogens. Xanthomonads and Candidatus Liberibacter spp.
  • Jeffrey Jones - Molecular genetics and genomics of bacterial pathogens, particularly Xanthomonads. Biotechnology of disease resistance in tomato and pepper.
  • Rosemary Loria - Evolution of plant pathogenicity in the genus Streptomyces. Secondary metabolite production and biotechnology.
  • Samuel Martins - Investigating the structure and function of bacteria in the phytobiome and their impact on plant health.
  • David Norman - Molecular genetics and genomics of Ralstonia solanacearum. Disease management of ornamental crops.
  • Mathews Paret - Antibacterial Nanomaterials, Field Diagnostics, Integrated Pest Management, International Agriculture
  • Wen-Yuan Song - Molecular mechanisms of the plant immune system. Bacterial blight disease of rice caused by Xanthmonas oryzae pv. Oryzae. Plant stress biology.
  • Gary Vallad - Etiology and management of bacterial and fungal vegetable diseases. Development and implementation of bio-based disease management strategies.
  • Frank White - Bacterial virulence effectors, genetics, genomics, and host interactions. Crops include rice, citrus, wheat, tomato, maize.