David Mackey

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David Mackey

Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science and Molecular Genetics


(614) 292-5879

306C Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Other Areas of Research


  • PhD: University of Wisconsin

Pathogens secrete effector proteins that enhance virulence by functioning inside plant cells. Plants express resistance proteins that can sense effectors and induce an innate immune response. Current research focuses the molecular mechanisms of each of these processes.


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