Gitta Coaker

Gitta Coaker

Position Title

  • Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
576 Hutchison Hall Davis, CA 95616-8680

Research Interests

plant microbe interactions

Research in my laboratory includes studies on the mechanisms controlling pathogen evolution and virulence as well as plant resistance signaling with a focus on bacterial pathogens of Arabidopsis, citrus, and tomato.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Plant Biology
  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

  • Model Plants
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics
  • Plant Breeding


  • 565 and 575 Hutchison Hall

Honors and Awards

  • Chancellor's Fellow for Research Excellence, 2013
  • Faculty 1000 of Biology Must Read Plant Biology Paper, 2005
  • William H. Krauss Director's Award for Research Excellence, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Presidential Fellowship Nomination, The Ohio State University, 2002

    Professional Societies

    • The American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
    • American Society of Plant Biologists


    • 2003 PhD The Ohio State University
    • 1998 BS


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