Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Michelle is an Associate Professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute andResearch Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center. Profile pages: BTI | USDA)
She leads an active vector biology research group within BTI. Her program uses a combination of molecular, genetic, and proteomics approaches to understand how insects transmit plant pathogens and how pathogens manipulate host plants to ensure replication and transmission. A second area of research is the development of new pest management tools to enhance cultural control and to provide new management strategies for insect vector-borne diseases in plants
Molecular interactions among plant pathogens, insect vectors, and plant hosts
Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853
The funding is intended to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The projects: Michelle Heck, a research molecular biologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service and adjunct associate professor...