Research Plant Immunity to Disease
About the Program
The plant biotic stress research laboratory at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas is uniquely focused on how plants perceive and respond to microbial pathogens by combining molecular, genetic, biochemical, genomic and proteomic approaches.
Our long-term research goal is to understand the complex network of signal transduction and pathway interactions in plant immunity.
The knowledge generated from these studies will contribute to a better understanding of microbial pathogenesis and host defense responses, which should ultimately lead to the development of novel disease control strategies and improved crop production.