Dr. Liliana Cano
Dr. Liliana Cano joined the IRREC faculty in early 2016, after having completed two postdoctoral positions, one with the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University (NCSU); a second, with The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), in the United Kingdom.
One of the research focus areas at IRREC is with the restoration of the Indian River citrus production region and its premier crop, grapefruit. Dr. Cano's contribution will involve her expertise in the science of plant-microbe interactions and with tools for pathogen-assisted breeding in crop plants.
A native of Colombia, South America, Dr. Cano earned a doctorate at The University of East Anglia and The Sainsbury Laboratory. She has served as a visiting scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University and at the Colombian National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafe).