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Magdalen Lindeberg

Magdalen Lindeberg

Senior Research Associate

135D Plant Science
(607) 280-9058

As Assistant Director for the School of Integrative Plant Science, I focus on communications and development for the School as a whole. As a senior research associate in the SIPS Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, my activities are centered on genome sequence analysis of the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. I also teach a graduate course on molecular mechanisms of plant pathogenesis.

Research Focus

The focus of my research activities is the bioinformatic analysis, identification of novel virulence factors, and web-based dissemination of information for Pseudomonas syringae pathovars.

Outreach and Extension Focus

My outreach activities are focused on the communication of genome sequence data and tools for genome analysis via the Pseudomonas Plant Interaction website. The intended audience for these sites ranges from other plant pathologists, microbiologists, growers, and high school students

Teaching Focus

I teach PLPA4010, a core graduate course in Plant Pathology dedicated to providing students with a working knowledge of the most important concepts and models of plant-microbe interactions occurring on the molecular level. Skills for critical thinking, evaluation of research papers and proposals, and hypothesis development are also emphasized.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Leveraging Natural Variation in Tomato to Identify, Characterize, and Deploy New Sources of Disease Resistance. Plant Genome Research Program 21st Annual Awardee Meeting. September 2018. National Science Foundation. Alexandria Viriginia.
  • Pseudomonas syringae - tomato interactions: an unfolding New York story. 76th Annual Meeting. October 2016. Northeastern Division of the American Phytopathological Society. Ithaca.
  • Yellow Dragon Disease: A pathogen on the move and how genomics provides clues to its biology. Science Colloquium. September 2011. Wells College. Aurora New York.