My research aims to uncover novel virulence strategies of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas), a phloem-colonizing bacterium associated with the most devastating citrus disease, Huanglongbing (HLB). Specifically, I am interested in the roles of secreted proteins in HLB disease progression.
2020 – present Predoctoral Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2018 – 2020 MSc in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, University of California—Riverside, USA
2015 – 2018 Undergraduate Researcher in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri—Columbia, USA
2017 – 2017 Intern, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, USA