UCLA. PhD in Biology, 1992.
University of California, Davis. BS in Biochemistry, 1974.
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA. AA, 1972.
2001-present. USDA-ARS Root Disease and Biological Control Research Unit, Pullman, WA. Research Geneticist (Plants).
2001-present. Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University. Adjunct Faculty.
2003-present. Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program, Washington State University. Adjunct Faculty.
1997-2001. USDA-ARS, Albany, CA. Postdoctoral Associate.
1995-1997. Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis. Visiting Scientist.
1992-1995. Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis. Postdoctoral Fellow.
American Phytopathological Society
American Society of Plant Biologists
Expertise and Scientific Interests:
- Plant defense gene expression and defense pathways
- Genomic approaches to understanding root-pathogen and root-biocontrol interactions
- Bioinformatics and comparative genomics of Ggt, the take-all pathogen of wheat
- Real-time PCR of soilborne pathogens and nematodes
Inheritance and molecular basis of Rhizoctonia tolerance in EMS-treated and perennial wheat genotypes
Defense gene expression in wheat roots during interactions with beneficial and pathogenic microbes
Characterization of new Pseudomonas strains having multi-inhibitory activities against soilborne fungal pathogens and nematodes
Development of real-time PCR diagnostics for soilborne pathogens and pests
Comparative genomics of the Magnaporthaceae, with focus on the take-all pathogen of wheat
Function of the jasmonate pathway in wheat root innate immunity
Management of Rhizoctonia root rot and other root diseases of wheat and rotation crops
Updated December 2011