Jeff Chang

changj [at]

Office: 541-737-5278 x5279

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2053

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

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

Microbial genomics;Pathogens; Mutualists; Next generation sequencing; Functional genomics

  • The interactions between bacteria and their host plants are highly complex. Bacteria, whether beneficial or pathogenic, can be recognized by plants and elicit a defense response. Bacteria, in turn, must employ mechanisms to dampen the defense response. For many Gram-negative, plant-associated bacteria, collections of proteins called type III effectors are deployed directly into host cells via a type III secretion system, to interfere with plant defenses. My research uses molecular, genetic, genomic, and computational methods to study both symbiont and plant host. We are characterizing type III effectors of mutualists and pathogens. We also study the virulence- and defense-signaling network of plant pathogens and hosts, respectively.

Research Group Member

Post-doctoral Scholar

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Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Courses Taught: 

BI 212 Principles of Biology

MCB 554 Genome organization, structure and maintenance

MCB 637X Molecular host-microbe interactions

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