Dr. Liliana Cano
Research: Plant Pathology
Dr. Liliana Cano's research involves the genome analyses of citrus pathogens (bacterial, fungal and oomycetes) and gene expression profiling during pathogen-citrus interactions for the identification and functional analysis of pathogen effector proteins.
Her research interests are in understanding how effectors secreted by microbes are able to reprogram host physiology and achieve colonization. Her research aims at using effectoromics which involves genomics tools to identify pathogen effectors together with functional analyses to elucidate their biochemical activity and for the development of new approaches for breeding disease resistance in citrus.