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Department of Plant Sciences

 

Research group 

 

Research overview

I investigate how virus infection influences interactions of plants with other organisms and plants’ ability to withstand environmental stresses. My research interests include viral subversion of plant resistance, viral gene expression, plant-virus-insect vector interactions, and the effects of virus infection on interactions of plants with beneficial insects such as pollinators. I collaborate extensively on these topics internationally, and particularly with colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa.
 

Teaching

Natural Sciences Tripos IA Physiology, IB Plant and Microbial Sciences and Part II Plant Sciences

 

Previous positions 

1993-present Research Group Leader, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
1989-1993 Senior Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University
1985-1989 Research Associate, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University
1984-1985 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Utah
 

Qualifications 

1980-1984 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Liverpool
1977-1980 BSc Biochemistry, University of Liverpool
 

Websites 

 

Key publications 

 

All publications 

 

Awards and fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
 

Committees

Member, Management Board of the Global Challenges Research Fund Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED)
Member, Steering Committee, Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Member, Steering Committee, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Associate Editor, New Phytologist
Editorial Board Member, Virology
 
 
Head of Virology and Molecular Plant Pathology Group
Department Safety Officer
Professor John P Carr

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street,
Cambridge,
CB2 3EA
01223 766416
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