Here you can find information about my current research along with past years research projects (PhD and Post-Doctorate work)
The overall goal of my research is to understand the fundamental biology of plant-nematode interactions between the potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida, and potato.
MU Postdoctoral Research
The focus of my research in the Mitchum Lab was the molecular basis of plant-nematode interactions with an emphasis on the interaction between the soybean cyst nematode (SCN; Heterodera glycines) and its host plant, soybean.
Soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr) is considered an excellent source of protein and oil for humans and livestock. However, soybean seed proteins are deficient in the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine.