Sara Klee

  • Ph.D. Student, USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellow
  • Advised by: Dr. Timothy McNellis
Sara Klee
301 Buckhout Lab (office)
307 Buckhout Lab (lab)

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-1932
Fax: 814-863-7217


  1. BS University of Florida-2013

I am working to develop the plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora as a model system for studying plant-pathogen interactions and cellular biology in pathogenic bacteria.  I am currently charactering several novel virulence factors and regulatory elements at several levels using techniques including genetic manipulation, proteomics, and transcriptomics.  In addition, I have developed a in vivo visualization method for monitoring E. amylovora gene regulation in planta.