Lynda M. Ciuffetti
Professor and Department Head
Molecular genetics of plant-parasitic fungi; evaluation of pathogenicity factors.
Description of Research
Our major research interest is in the area of host-pathogen interactions, specifically, interactions involving fungal pathogens. We are primarily interested in the investigation of the genetic and molecular elements that control pathogenicity. Identification and characterization of the genes that are involved in pathogenicity and host specificity, and the mechanism of susceptibility and resistance are the focus of our current research efforts.
Research Group Members
Faculty Research Assistants/Associates
BI 201 General Biology
BI 212 Principles of Biology
BOT 101 Botany: A Human Concern
BOT 508 Workshop: Teaching in Life Sciences
BI 508 Fungal Biology
MCB 525 Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Our research laboratory is funded by the following organizations:
Turner BioSystems - Fluorometer Grants Program