Jim Alfano

Jim Alfano

Professor
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Alfano and his research group study bacterial plant pathogens. One of his main focus areas is the type III protein secretion system in the bacterial plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and the type III effectors this secretion system injects into plant cells. The Alfano research group has studied how the type III secretion system can inject proteins into plant cells as well as what these injected effector proteins are doing inside plant cells to favor parasitism. His general research goals are to understand strategies that bacterial pathogens employ to infect plants and how plants defend themselves against pathogens.

Personal/lab page: www.unl.edu/alfanolab/welcome-alfano-lab

Molecular pathogen-host interactions

Main Rectorate Conference Hall

Bruce McDonald Using population genomics to identify the genetic determinants of pathogen adaptation James Alfano The suppression of plant immunity by Pseudomonas syringae

Pathogens
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