Dr. Missiakas’s research program examines the Gram-positive pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis.
Whole genome duplication is widespread in plant evolutionary history including in staple crops such as wheat.
The bacterium Vibrio cholerae causes cholera, a devastating diarrhea disease that affects millions of people worldwide each year.
Plants coexist with a microbiota that can be beneficial or detrimental to plant fitness. We aim to understand how cell surface immune receptors sense and regulate microbial colonization at the cellular and physiological levels.