I am interested in the molecular interactions between pathogens and plants that result in disease. I am working with the 2Blades Group to identify and characterise effectors of Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of Asian Soybean Rust disease on legume crops. I am trying to understand virulence strategies of rust pathogens to see how they can overcome host plant innate immunity in the field.
2016 – 2017 MSc Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Bath
2016 Biological Sciences Technician, USDA ARS Vegetable Lab
2011 – 2015 BSc Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina