CS-18-0 - Overview of Area by Chair, Clemencia Rojas, PhD

Monday, July 16
3:15 PM - 3:18 PM

Clemencia Rojas, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas

Clemencia M. Rojas obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Microbiology at the Universidad de los Andes in from Bogota, Colombia and joined the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as research assistant to characterize the genetic diversity of Magnaporthe oryzae, the fungus causing the rice blast disease. This collaborative work led her to Purdue University where she obtained a Master's degree in Genetics. She continued investigating plant diseases, specifically the bacterial pathogen Dickeya dadantii, for her PhD dissertation at Cornell University. Her postdoctoral research included investigating mechanisms of pathogenicity in the human pathogen Salmonella typhimurium, at Washington University School of Medicine and, identifying and characterizing genes in plants involved in plant immunity at the Noble Research Institute. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Arkansas, investigating the molecular and cellular interactions between plants and plant pathogenic bacteria.


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