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Grant, Sarah R.

Research Professor

Affiliations: Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology
4258 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4470 (office)

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Plant-Microbe Interactions

I collaborate with Jeff Dangl’s research group to investigate the interaction of plants and microbes. We  use comparative genomics and genetics to discover how diverse bacteria interact with plants. We study virulence factors that enable bacteria to overcome the plant immune system and act as pathogens. We also study how plant immune systems are modulated by environmental microbes to allow formation of stable plant-microbe communities.