University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D. in Microbiology, 1979.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.S. in Microbiology, 1968.
1985-present. USDA-ARS Root Disease and Biological Control Research Unit, Pullman, WA. Research Geneticist.
1984-1985. Department of Bacteriology and Public Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Assistant Professor.
1981-1984 Department of Bacteriology and Public Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Research Associate.
1979-1981. Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Postdoctoral fellow.
American Phytopathological Society
American Society for Microbiology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
International Society for Microbial Ecology
Expertise and Scientific Interests:
- Plant-microbe interactions
- Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria; biological control
- Rhizosphere microbiology and ecology
- Microbial genomics
Distribution, diversity and population dynamics of phenazine antibiotic-producing Pseudomonas spp. in central and eastern Washington agricultural soils
Temporal dynamics of phenazine antibiotic production by wheat root-associated bacteria
Role of phenazine compounds in the uptake of metal nutrients by wheat
Impact of water availability on rhizosphere microbial community structure and function
Molecular mechanisms of bacterial survival under arid conditions
Genomics of Pseudomonas spp. associated with biological control
Updated November 2011