Plant Mechanisms for Recognizing Invading Pathogens

Student Name: 
Kimberley Berg
UCD Department: 
Plant Biology
UCD Mentor: 
Dr. Dinesh-Kumar

For this project, Kimberley is working with Dr. Dinesh-Kumar in the Plant Biology department at the University of California, Davis. The lab studies the mechanisms by which plants recognize invading pathogens, initiate a signaling pathway, and execute a defense response. In general, the research aims to gain a better understanding of plant immunity. This information could be used to prevent plant disease in the agricultural market, promoting higher productivity of food products for the ever-growing human population.