Eric is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Plant Pathology. His research focuses on exploring the relationship between Phytohpthora infestan’s gene expression and virulence on a potato host. Preliminary work has been done to quantify the loss of virulence on a potato host after continued maintenance of P. infestans cultures in an artificial media system. He will continue with RNAseq studies to explore whole transcriptome changes in P. infestans after it is continually challenged on a partially resistant potato host.
B.S. Botany – Oregon State University, 2014