Genetics of Disease in Plants and Animals

Members of the Genetics of Disease in Plants and Animals RIG are interested in the evolutionary arms race between pathogens and their hosts, comparative immunology, and genetic basis of disease, leading to precision health applications for plants and animals.

This RIG is led by:

Peter Balint-Kurti
USDA Professor
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
phone: 919.515.3516
email: pjbalint@ncsu.edu
email: Peter.Balint-Kurti@ars.usda.gov

and

Matt Koci
Professor of Immunology, Virology and Host-Pathogen Interactions
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
phone: 919.515.5388
email: mdkoci@ncsu.edu