PhD Student

Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson


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.

Job history

  • 2019 -

    PhD Student

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2016 - 2017

    MSc Molecular Plant Sciences

    University of Bath
  • 2016 - 2016

    Biological Sciences Technician

    USDA ARS Vegetable Lab
  • 2011 - 2015

    BSc Biological Sciences

    University of South Carolina


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