Our lab is interested in all aspects of plant-microbe interactions.
Utilizing cutting-edge microbiology, plant genetics, and microscopy we explore the mutual connections between plants and bacteria.
The two main research areas are:
1. Food safety: How do edible plants interact with human pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and Listeria) and how can we manipulate these interactions to promote food safety?
2. Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR): Explore the mechanisms of plant colonization by PGPR in order to enhance their beneficial effect.