Gitta Coaker

The picture shows Gitta Coaker Standing in a Lab

Position Title
Professor and Fiddyment Endowed Chair, Graduate Program Chair

Hutchison Hall 576

Dr. Coaker’s research program focuses on the interaction between bacterial pathogens and plants. Her work focuses on understanding kinase-mediated immune signaling and pathogen effector targets in both model and crop plants. Recent research investigates vascular pathogens, including vector-borne disease associated with Liberibacter species in citrus, tomato and potato. She also works on understanding the interaction between the Gram-positive vascular pathogen Clavibacter and its plant hosts.

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Molecular biology, genetics and proteomics of plant-microbe interactions; plant bacteriology