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“Pursuing durable, broad-spectrum resistance in rice: Exploiting promoteromes, effectors and MAGIC “- Jan Leach

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:20pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Jan Leach
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Associate Dean for Research, CAS
University Distinguished Professor, BSPM
Colorado State University

Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences
In her role as Associate Dean for Research, Leach provides strategic vision for research within the College, and works with faculty to build collaborative research teams.

University Distinguished Professor, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Research in the Leach group focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of plant disease susceptibility and resistance, with a particular interest in quantitative traits for susceptibility and resistance.  Leach also studies how climate changes impact plant disease caused by microbial pathogens, primarily studying rice and interactions with bacterial pathogens, and how the Russian wheat aphid microbiome influences the insects’ aggressiveness to plants. Her group also develops molecular diagnostics for microbial pathogens.


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