Broadly speaking, we study how pathogens cause plant diseases. We tackle this question from a
molecular perspective, examining genes in both the plant and pathogen that contribute to disease
(yes, when manipulated by the pathogen, genes in the plant can actually lead to its own demise!).
Our specific plant-pathogen interactions include looking at fungal factors that cause disease on
rice, and examining the interaction between an oomycete pathogen and lima bean.