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Dr. Kee Hoon Sohn
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Dept. of Life Sciences & I-BIO

Associate Professor

khsohn@postech.ac.kr

My research group has been investigating how plants protect themselves to invading pathogens. We use natural variations in both pathogens and plants to identify important genes to study the mechanisms involved in plant immune receptor activation. 

Our current research themes include molecular mechanisms of i) pathogen recognition by convergently evolved plant immune receptors, ii) NLR immune receptor-mediated recognition of multiple pathogens and iii) resistance to bacterial diseases caused by Ralstonia solanacearum and Pseudomonas syringae. Our long-term goal is to translate our knowledge to develop durable disease resistance in crops.