Recruiting 1 postdoc for 2024 -- please see job ad here!
Exploring plant immune systems at the University of Washington
Immune Recognition in Plants
We study the function and evolution of plant immune systems, focusing on front-line receptors to detect threats
Molecular Genetics of Plant Immunity
We use tools and approaches from genetics, genomics, biochemistry, and molecular biology to study immunity in crops and model plant species
Combating Pests in Agriculture
Our work inspires strategies to protect crops against emerging pests and pathogens
For more on our research and scientific questions, including publications by topic, please visit the research page .
Contact the lab
astein10 /at/ uw.edu
Wesley leaves after a productive year as a technician. He will attend UC Riverside’s Plant Biology grad program. Congrats Wes!
🎉 The lab has received a 5 year award to study immunodiversity of plant immune receptors. More information can be found here.
We are pairing with Dr. Dinesh Kumar to host a UC Davis undergraduate. The student will return to UC Davis to work with Dinesh during the academic year. Please see details here