Alisa Huffaker

2017 Hellman Fellow

Cell & Developmental Biology

Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
UC San Diego

Project Title: Characterization of novel transcriptional regulators of plant innate immunity

Project Summary:
Signal transduction regulating innate immunity in plants is not as well understood as for mammals. The PI discovered a new class of peptide hormones that are fundamental regulators of innate immune responses throughout the plant kingdom. Detailed investigation of newly identified signaling pathway components downstream from these hormones is proposed.