Patti Erickson

Patti Erickson

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Plant Biology, 1998
  • Virginia Tech, BS, Biochemistry, 1990
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Plant Biology, 1998

Research Interest

I enjoy applying the latest 'reverse genetics' tools to address biological questions using model organisms. One current project involves the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, to identify host-specific receptor proteins in parasitic hookworms. Another project uses yeast to clone large genomic portions of a pathogenic Mycoplasma bacterium, which infects poultry, to enable gene functional analysis and possible vaccine development.