Science and Engineering Representative
James Hane’s research encompasses genome analysis of agriculturally-important fungal pathogens and host crop species, and bioinformatic investigation of the underlying biology of their interaction during infection. His research has described the first analysis of the genomes of several species of agricultural and economic importance. They have defined a broad genetic basis for the biological activities of these organisms and formed a major foundational resource that has facilitated numerous subsequent studies by empowering agricultural molecular biologists to adopt high-throughput reverse genetics approaches in the study of these species. James’ research has then taken these resources and via comparative genomics contributed novel insights in the field of fungal genomics.