Our Team | Amy Charkowski
Professor and Department Head, Plant Pathology
Amy Charkowski’s research aims to learn how necrotrophic bacterial pathogens cause disease in plants. Her lab focuses on Pectobacterium and Dickeya, which are broad host range bacterial pathogens and we study how these bacteria infect potato and how to best detect these pathogens in potato and in the environment. Her lab is also interested in other high impact potato pathogens, especially Potato virus Y, and are currently working on projects related to virus resistance and detection in potato.