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Clare Casteel

Department: 
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Office: 
309 Plant Science
Phone: 
607-255-8794

The primary research goal of the Casteel lab is to identify the functions of microbes in plant-insect interactions and elucidate the key molecular mechanisms responsible for these relationships.

Research Interests: 
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Cell Biology
Disease Pathogenesis
Ecology
Entomology
Genetics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Virology
BioG 2990/4990 Credit: 
Yes
Volunteer: 
Yes
Research Activities in Which Undergraduates Participate: 
RNA extraction, DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, cloning, phytochemistry, virology, insect behavior, insect bioassays, plant transformation, phenotyping plants
Approximate Number of Students in the Lab per Semester: 
2
Is There a Minimum Number of Hours per Week: 
Yes
If So, How Many?: 
10-12