Brian Traw

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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Dr. Traw received his Ph.D. in 2002 with Paul Feeny and Todd Dawson at Cornell University, performed his postdoctoral studies with Joy Bergelson at the University of Chicago, and joined the Department in 2005.Our lab studies how wild plants interact with bacteria and other enemies. In agriculture, bacterial pathogens cause significant destruction of crops and necessitate extensive use of antibiotics. How is it that some wild plants are able to resist infection by these pathogens? If we can identify the resistance mechanisms of wild plants, we can use this knowledge to improve the resistance of crops and reduce antibiotic use in agriculture.

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Research interest of Brian Traw include plants interact with bacteria and other enemies

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