Jeff Anderson

Associate Professor
anderje2 [at]

Office: 541-737-4076

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2051

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

Research Way Laboratory Building
4575 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and plant disease resistance

Inter-kingdom chemical signaling between bacteria and plants; Pseudomonas syringae; Arabidopsis; Signal transduction; Metabolomics

  • My laboratory is working to understand the complex signaling events that occur between pathogenic bacteria and plants during infection. A major goal of our research is to understand how bacteria use plant-derived metabolites as chemical cues to deploy virulence factors such as the type III secretion system at the onset of infection. We are also investigating plant signaling pathways that are rapidly activated upon pathogen detection, with the goal of identifying elements of the plant immune response that provide effective resistance against bacterial pathogens. Our work focuses primarily on the model Pseudomonas syringae-Arabidopsis pathosystem, and we use a combination of genetic, biochemical, metabolomics and proteomics techniques to investigate signaling pathways in both pathogen and host.

Research Group Members 

PhD Candidates

Faculty Research Assistant

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Daniel Bacher
  • Sophie Mathews

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Botany and Plant Pathology Department
Courses Taught: 

BI221 Principles of Biology

BOT/BDS 478/578 Functional Genomics

My Publications