Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professor
Department of Plant Pathology, 345 Johnson Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
Transcriptional profiling to gain insights into plant-virus interactions
Dr. Hanu R. Pappu is the Chuey Chair of Plant Pathology, and holds the President Sam Smith Distinguished Professorship at Washington State University (WSU). He is a graduate faculty member of the university’s interdisciplinary PhD program in Molecular Plant Sciences. Dr. Pappu’s research interests and expertise include characterization and control of viral diseases of crop plants; development of environmentally friendly and sustainable IPM strategies for reducing the impact of destructive viral diseases of crops; capacity building in developing countries; and technology transfer. Crops of interests and expertise include legumes, and vegetables. Specific areas of interest are genomics, transcriptome profiling, NGS in virus discovery, genome editing, breeding for virus resistance, virus diagnostics, and host-virus interactions.
Professor Pappu published more than 190 refereed journal articles, several invited, review articles/book chapters, and gave numerous invited presentations at national and international conferences.