Sara Dorhmi

PhD Student
Wenbo Ma Group

I am interested in identifying and implementing methods that increase plant defence against pathogens. The goal of my projects is to elucidate the role of secondary siRNAs and implement our knowledge of host induced gene silencing to valuable crops against Phytophthora and other pathogens.


Jenkinson CB, Jones K, Zhu J, Dorhmi S, Khang CH (2017)

The appressorium of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae remains mitotically active during post-penetration hyphal growth. Fungal Genet. Biol., 98 (2017), pp. 35-38

Job History

2020 – present PhD Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2017 – 2020 PhD Student, University of California, Riverside, USA

2015 – 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Georgia, USA