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Sohn lab studies microbial pathogenesis and plant innate immunity. In particular, we are interested in better understanding the mechanisms by which intracellular NLR immune receptors recognize pathogen-secreted effector proteins and activate immune responses in plants.

  Our research topics include but are not limited to

  • Molecular mechanisms by which NLR proteins recognize pathogen effectors and activate immunity in Arabidopsis and Solanaceae plants 

  • Effector functions during bacterial and fungal pathogenesis 

  • Identification of NLRs carrying novel effector recognition specificities for molecular crop breeding.

Understanding Plant Innate Immunity

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