Jillian M. Lang

Jillian M. Lang
PhD Student, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Colorado State University

I am a molecular plant pathologist passionate about addressing large scale problems, such as international food security and environmental sustainability, through small scale science. More than half our world relies on rice, a simple grass, for food and income. My research explores a mechanism in rice for maintaining resistance to threatening bacterial pathogens, with the ultimate goal of minimizing losses in yield and reducing chemical inputs for management. I am also developing molecular tools to rapidly and accurately identify these bacteria in the field and in quarantine offices.

Other Affiliations: 
Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Program (CMB)
College of Agricultural Sciences