Plant-pathogen interactions and management; functional genomics
Current Research Interest
How the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae grows and causes disease symptoms in plants; functional genomics
American Academy of Microbiology
American Phytopathological Society, Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence In Molecular Plant Pathology
University of Minnesota, E. C. Stakman Award
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Career Accomplishment Award
Wei, Hai-Lei, Suma Chakravarthy, Johannes Mathieu, Tyler C. Helmann, Paul Stodghill, Bryan Swingle, Gregory B. Martin, and Alan Collmer. "Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tomato DC3000 Type III Secretion Effector Polymutants Reveal an Interplay between HopAD1 and AvrPtoB." Cell Host and Microbe 17, no. 6 (2015):752–762.
Wei, Hai-Lei, Suma Chakravarthy, Jay N. Worley, and Alan Collmer. "Consequences of flagellin export through the type III secretion system of Pseudomonas syringae reveal a major difference in the innate immune systems of mammals and the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana." Cell Microbiology 15, no. 4 (2013): 601-618.
Cornell Research Website Article
Genetic Editing with CRISPR