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Howard Judelson's background
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The oomycetes
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The late blight disease
learn more about the problems that P. infestans causes

Research Interests
Ongoing research projects

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Research Interests

My lab's research seeks to characterize the genetics, developmental biology, and pathology of oomycete fungi, particularly those within the genus Phytophthora. Most of our projects involve Phytophthora infestans, which causes the late blight diseases of tomato and potato. The approaches we use are multidisciplinary and incorporate the tools of molecular and classical genetics, biochemistry, genomics, and bioinformatics. In the long term, our work will lead to a greater understanding of the oomycetes and strategies for their control.

More information about oomycetes can be obtained by clicking here.

More information about P. infestans and the late blight diseases can be obtained by clicking here.

To learn more about specific research projects in our lab, click on the following:

1. Asexual sporulation and germination.

2. Genomics and bioinformatics.

3. Transcription network analysis.

4. Plant pathogenesis and metabolism.

5. Mating and sexual sporulation.

6. Fungicide resistance.

7. Tools for DNA transformation.


Some of our publications can be viewed here.

Updated 8/2022