PLPA 250- Robyn Roberts, Colorado State University

Robyn Roberts
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The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology's weekly Plant Pathology 250 seminar series is presented this week by Dr. Robyn Roberts, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

Seminar Title: "Gaining insights into plant immunity by leveraging bacterial pathogens of wheat and tomato"

Biography: Dr. Robyn Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Biology department at Colorado State University with research interests in plant-microbe interactions and plant immunity. Robyn’s research group studies the molecular plant-microbe interactions between bacterial pathogens of wheat and tomato to better understand how plants defend themselves. This talk will highlight two projects in the lab focused on understanding plant-bacteria interactions: 1) Discovery and characterization of multiple disease resistance against bacterial pathogens of tomato, and 2) Understanding the infection process and the associated disease response of an emerging bacterial pathogen of wheat.

Faculty Host: Caroline Roper;

Plant Pathology 250
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Students, Faculty, Staff, UCR Community
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