Hello! I am a recently minted doctor from the Rothfels lab where I wrote my dissertation on 🤢Arabidopsis🤢… just kidding it is very cool! My work focuses on how plants use their microbiome to defend against pathogens and I used synthetic autotetraploids and a synthetic microbiome (with help from the Koskella Lab) to show how polyploids defend against pathogens better in general, but how diploids depend more on their protective microbiome. I also work on transposons, phylogenetics, and ferns.
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michael_song [at] berkeley [dot] edu