Dr. Sabrina Russo
I have always been interested in plants and how they interact with their environment. Microbial interactions with the plant system are an extension of this. I am fascinated by the metabolic diversity in microbes, and their physiological mechanisms for survival. Similarly, secondary metabolisms in plants, and mechanisms such as exudation for recruitment of microbes pique my scientific curiosity.
My personal interests also lie in plants. I keep several indoor plants and maximize my patio space with potted plants in the summer. My current favorites are ivies, herbs, and a succulent or two. I also enjoy working with ceramics, playing music, and dancing when I get the chance.