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Morgan Carter


Graduate Student

Plant Science Building, Room 423


August 2014– present, PhD student; Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

2011-2014, B.S., Biochemistry, North Carolina State University

I am from Advance, North Carolina and I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Adam Bogdanove's lab. I am primarily interested in the delivery of proteins by a pathogen or symbiont and how the host responds to their presence. My projects are diverse but all come back to effector biology and how the exchange and perception of molecules facilitates the interaction between two organisms. My research spans the topics of bacterial secretion as a tool for protein delivery to plant cells, convergent evolution of resistance in plants, and a bacterial-fungal mutualism. I am currently on a USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship to study the role of specific proteins in the Rhizopus-Burkholderia symbiosis. Outside of the lab, I am interested in science policy and I am the APS Public Policy Board Intern from 2018-2020. I've been very involved in the PPPMB graduate student association, including serving as president for 2 years. To follow my life in the lab, find me on twitter at @PlantPathSecret or our lab at @BogLabCU. Google Scholar: view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=7A_QX80AAAAJ