Marc Nishimura Assistant Professor

Office: Biology 446

Phone: (970) 495-5563


Google Scholar:


  • Ph.D., Stanford University


My research group studies the molecular mechanisms determining the outcome of plant-microbe interactions. We’re particularly interested in how plant immune receptors function to limit pathogens and how pathogens seek to subvert host defenses. The plant immune system and pathogen virulence mechanisms are in an endless battle over evolutionary timescales. Understanding this arms race at a mechanistic level will reveal critical strategies for engineered disease resistance and improvement of our agricultural systems.