Dr. Peter DiGennaro
Assistant Professor, Molecular Nematology
Peter DiGennaro is interested in the molecular basis of nematode parasitism in plants. His research primarily focuses on the Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.); specifically, he is concerned with nematode derived signaling molecules and subsequent host responses. The lab utilizes an array of genomic, genetic and biochemical tools to understand the fundamental mechanisms behind nematode host range, parasitism, and plant responses. The goal of our research is to develop novel avenues for safe and sustainable nematode control strategies.