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Lynda M. Ciuffetti

Lynda Ciuffetti

Professor and Department Head
Ph.D., 1983, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Faculty of Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing


Office/Lab: Cordley 2082/4001
Phone: 541-737-2188/2234


Research Area

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

Viola Manning
Iovanna Pandelova


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

Related Links

Our research laboratory is funded by the following organizations:

US Department of Agriculture

National Science Foundation

Turner BioSystems - Fluorometer Grants Program