Michele M. Igo

Michele Igo

Position Title
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs; Professor

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences

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.