Soil Water Enviro Sci-Res

Soil Water Enviro Sci-Res
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Earth Microbiome
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Soil / Subsurface Microbial Ecology
We investigate the myriad of ways microbes living in the wild (soil, water and air) affect Earth processes and our health.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Environmental Science, Professor, Plant Sciences
Martha Hawes is well known for her work on root border cells. Her entire career has focused on changing this perception and now border cells are described in numerous botany textbooks. Dr. Hawes has been very creative in designing experiments to understand the basic biology of this unique cell type especially in light of how border cells fight plant disease. Considering that the root tip serves as one of the major sources of root exudates that can attract microbial pathogens, the fact that this exceptionally vulnerable region of the root is protected from infection by the border cells is a real paradigm shift, especially via the mechanism.
Interim Director, Institute of the Environment, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Environmental Science-Ext, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, National Science Foundation Water Environmental Technology Center, Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Environmental Science-Ext, Professor, Public Health