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University Distinguished Professor, HHMI Investigator, Michigan State University

I am broadly interested in biological processes that mediate the molecular interplay between plants and microbes. In the past two decades, I led an interactive group of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in exploring novel phenomena in bacterial pathogenesis and disease susceptibility in plants. In addition, I teach graduate classes on plant and microbial biology and contribute to the large scientific community through serving on a variety of committees.


  • –present
    Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University


Member of US National Academy of Sciences