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Xinnian Dong

Arts and Sciences Professor of Biology in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 4213 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-8176

Fax: (919) 613-8177

Lab web site: http://www.biology.duke.edu/donglab/

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, my laboratory studies the mechanisms of plant defense against microbial pathogens. We focus on a specific response known as systemic acquired resistance (SAR). SAR, which can be induced by a local infection, provides the plants with long lasting, systemic resistance against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Salicylic acid (SA; an... Full Profile »

Kathleen Donohue

Professor of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338

Phone: (919) 613-7467

Lab web site: http://biology.duke.edu/donohuelab

We investigate the genetic basis of adaptation, including the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects, niche construction, dispersal, and mechanisms of multilevel natural selection. Full Profile »