Michele M. Igo

Michele Igo Profile

Position Title
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs

College of Biological Sciences
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

241B Briggs Hall

Research Interests

The role of Type V secretion systems in the virulence of Xylella fastidiosa, the causative agent of Pierce's Disease of Grapevines.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Microbiology


  • BIS 2A Introduction to Biology, Winter
  • MIC 104L General Microbiology Laboratory, Fall

Honors and Awards

  • Soaring to New Heights, Special Citation for Diversity Leadership, 2011

    Professional Societies

    • American Society of Microbiology
    • The American Phytopathological Society
    • Gamma Sigma Delta


    • 1978 BS Biology Purdue University
    • 1986 PhD Biology Harvard University


    Matsumoto, A., Huston, S. L., Killiny, N. and Igo, M. M. (2012), XatA, an AT-1 autotransporter important for the virulence of Xylella fastidiosa Temecula1. MicrobiologyOpen. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.6.

    Matsumoto, A. & Igo, M.M. 2010. The Species-Specific Type II Restriction-Modification System of Xylella fastidiosa Temecula1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76: 4092-4095.

    Voegel, T.M., Warren, J.G., Matsumoto, A., Igo, M. & Kirkpatrick, B.C. 2010. Localization and Characterization of Xylella fastidiosa Hemagglutinin Adhesins. Microbiol. 156: 2172-2179.

    Matsumoto, A. Young, G., & Igo, M. M. (2009) Chromosomal-based genetic complementation in Xylella fastidiosa. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 1679-1687.