Adam D. Steinbrenner
asteinbrenner [at] ucsd.edu
Adam Steinbrenner is currently a HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego.
Starting in Fall 2019, I will be joining the University of Washington Dept. of Biology as an Assistant Professor.
I'm broadly interested in immune recognition of plant pests. Current and future projects will address:
- How do plants recognize and distinguish pests? (Especially understudied but important chewing herbivores)
- How are pest-specific defenses activated? Are there trade-offs in signaling upstream of hormonal antagonisms?
- How do recognition and signaling pathways evolve across populations and species?
- Can we identify novel immune receptors useful for agriculture?