Dr Sam Mugford

Research Assistant Plant Health

When two organisms are involved in an arms race for supremacy, evolution operates at a fast pace and generates some fascinating biology.

Sam works in Professor Saskia Hogenhout’s laboratory, exploring the interactions of plants and their sap-sucking aphid pests.

In particular he is investigating how plants respond to attack by aphids, and how the aphids are able to manipulate those responses.

Sam’s previous work has focused on how plants are able to control their metabolism to adapt to diverse environmental conditions.

Selected Publications

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