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Peta Bonham-Smith B.Sc., Ph.D


Faculty Member in Biology

CSRB 220.3

Research Area(s)

  • The molecular basis of Plasmodiophora brassicae interactions with Brassicas
  • Molecular biology of the plant ribosome


Selection of Publications (by Year)

  • E Perez-Lopez, MdM Hossain, Y Wei, CD Todd & PC Bonham-Smith*. "A clubroot pathogen effector targets cruciferous cysteine proteases to suppress plant immunity". Virulence (2021)
  • MdM Hossain, E Perez-Lopez, CD Todd, Y Wei & PC Bonham-Smith. "Endomembrane-targeting Plasmodiophora brassicae effectors modulate PAMP triggered immune responses in plant". Frontiers in Microbiology (2021)


Plasmodiophora brassicae clubroot disease molecular biology plant plant cell biology plant ribosome

plant ribosome, heat stress, trichomes, plant cell biology

Awards & Honours

  • Award for Leadership & Professions, awarded by YWCA Woman of Distinction May 2016
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Science, awarded by College of Arts & Science July 2009
  • Women of Distinction, Science, Technology & the Environment, awarded by YWCA April 2002
  • USSU Teaching Excellence, awarded by USSU July 2001