Host-Microbe Interactions

Welcome to our webpage! Our research program uses molecular, genetic, genomic, cell biology, and computational methods to study the interactions between plants and their symbionts. We focus primarily on plant pathogenic bacteria and the molecular dialog that is exchanged with its warring partners. Follow the "research" tab for brief comments on what we study. Links to publications are provided. We are also highly collaborative and our research includes topics such as microbial signaling, mRNA processing, and the study of other types of plant-pathogenic organisms.

38th Annual Crown Gall Conference

We hosted the 38th Annual Crown Gall conference in Corvallis, OR on Oct 7-8. Tribute to Larry Moore. Keynote by Eugene Nester and Robert Horsch. Loads of great talks. Student speakers were amazing. Two wonderful dinner banquets. Toured three wineries. Simply a great time. We enjoyed having everyone here and we hope they had a great time!

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Savory

Dr. Savory accepted the position of Plant Health Manager for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Congrats and best wishes as she transitions to overseeing a team responsible for keeping Oregon's agricultural products healthy.

New Paper!

This paper was published by Kim Halsey's group. It was a fun collaboration in which we learned quite a bit about diatoms. This work was also featured on Science Friday. Congratulations to Eric Moore for his hard work.

Congratulations to Skylar Fuller

Skylar successfully defended her Master's thesis! She was a student in the Accelerated Master's platform. It allowed her to take graduate level courses in her last year as an undergraduate. Some of the credits applied to both her undergraduate degree and to her Master's degree. In this, the following "+1" year, Skylar completed her course work, completed her research, and completed a thesis. Great job!

New Paper!

Skylar's paper was recently published in Phytopathology. She developed primers and probes to detect a diversity of Agrobacterium species.

New Award

The Chang lab received a Small Grants 2017 award from the Research Office.

Congratulations to Delaney Smith!

Delaney Smith received honorable mention for the Barry Goldwater scholarship.

She also received a Sure Science award from the College of Sciences.

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