Dr Khong-Sam Chia

Postdoctoral Scientist

Khong-Sam is interested in understanding the NLR repertoire of non-flowering plants.

Much of our current knowledge of plant immunity has been derived from flowering plants, immune systems from non-flowering plant are comparatively less well known.

By using evolutionarily insightful models (Marchantia polymorpha etc), Khong-Sam wishes to understand the conserved plant immunity components and principles among land plants.