University of California, Davis

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University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis is responsible for identifying fungal and bacterial strains that can induce suberin, aerenchyma or lignin in sorghum, rice and pearl millet roots and which can suppress Striga infection.

Siobhan Brady - Principal Investigator

Siobhan is a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and the Genome Center at UC Davis.

Tamera Taylor - Graduate Student

Tamera is determining the diverse ways that changes in host root cell anatomy can inhibit Striga infection.

Stefan Sanow - PostDoc

Stefan is screening the microbes for their ability to induce these phenotypes and to reduce Striga infection.

Dustin Hadley - Engineer

Dustin is developing high-throughput imaging and machine learning pipelines to quantify host root and Striga infection properties.