Research in the Innes laboratory addresses two fundamental questions in plant biology. How do plants detect pathogens, and how does pathogen detection lead to activation of defenses, including programmed cell death? He and his lab are taking a multidisciplinary approach to address these questions, ranging from structural biology, to classical genetics, to comparative genomics. His research will enable development of disease resistant crop plants that will require less energy and less pesticides to produce. For more specifics on research in the Innes lab, please visit:http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~inneslab/index.html.