Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Chilvers, Martin
Chilvers, Martin

(Plant, Soil, and Microbial Science), Fungal and oomycete biology and genetics; fungal population genetics; evolution of fungal matin type genes; host pathogen interactions. chilvers@msu.edu

Day, Brad
Day, Brad

(Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences), Molecular genetics and biochemistry of disease resistance in plants. bday@msu.edu

Grumet, Rebecca
Grumet, Rebecca

(Horticulture), Molecular genetics and genomics of plant development and disease resistance grumet@msu.edu

Hamberger, Bjoern
Hamberger, Bjoern

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) An emerging field — synthetic biology — is attempting to broadly address the need for more nutritious food, improved prevention and treatment of diseases, renewable energy sources and protection for the environment. hamberge@msu.edu

He, Sheng Yang
He, Sheng Yang

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular interactions between plants and pathogenic bacteria. hes@msu.edu

Howe, Gregg
Howe, Gregg

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Hormone signaling for control of plant growth, defense, and energy partitioning. howeg@msu.edu

Sakalidis, Monique
Sakalidis, Monique

(Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences and Forestry), Research focuses on the use of genomic tools in conjunction with traditional pathology tools to mitigate and respond to forest tree diseases (detection, identification, pathogenicity and population analysis), emerging endemic and exotic invasive pathogens. sakalidi@msu.edu

Sundin, George W.
Sundin, George W.

(Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences), Molecular genetics of plant-bacterial interactions, regulation of bacterial virulence factors by cyclic di-GMP and regulatory small RNAs, antibiotic resistomes in environmental habitats, evolution of bacterial plasmids. sundin@msu.edu

Takahashi, Hideki
Takahashi, Hideki

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Molecular mechanisms of nitrogen and sulfur utilization in plants; root development, nutrient sensing, transport and metabolism. htakaha@msu.edu

Trail, Frances
Trail, Frances

(Plant Biology), Genetics and physiology of fungal plant pathogens. trail@msu.edu