Dr Lauren Chappell
My current postdoctoral research position looks at effector gene persistence in bacterial plant pathogens, I primarily work with the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola and its host the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).
I use a range of molecular and imaging techniques to monitor bacterial persistence in virulent and avirulent strains, including the development of biosensors to assess plant immunity. I also have a keen interest in seed pathology and systemic infections; leading several student projects on seed treatment technologies.
If you would like to know more about my research or are a student interested in working with me, please do get in touch.