PhD Student

Alexander McClelland

Alexander McClelland


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.

Job history

  • 2020 -

    Predoctoral Scientist

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2018 - 2020

    MSc in Genetics and Bioinformatics

    University of California, Riverside, USA
  • 2015 - 2018

    Undergraduate Researcher in Biological Sciences

    University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  • 2017 - 2017


    Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, USA