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Li-Jun Ma

Professor
Specialty: 
Fungal comparative genomics, eukaryotic genome evolution and organism adaptation
Tel: 
4135451205
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
LSL N433
UMASS Amherst
240 Thatcher Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9364
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Specifically, my research combines experimental and computational biology approaches to:

Study the molecular interactions within the genome and between the “core genome” and the horizontally transferred chromosomes by reconstructing regulatory network;

Investigate the plant-fungal interactions using a Fusarium-Arabidopsis pathosystem for the development of optimized management strategies to control the Fusarium vascular wilt diseases; and dissect virulence factors that contribute to emerging infectious disease using Fusarium-animal model systems for the development of novel therapeutics.

Dissect virulence factors that contribute to emerging infectious disease using Fusarium-animal model systems for the development of novel therapeutics.

Topics: 
Agriculture
Agriculture topics: 
Diseases