Nicole Soltis

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  • Grad Group: Plant Biology
  • Major Professor: Dan Kliebenstein
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  • B.A. - UC Berkeley - Integrative Biology - 2010
  • M.S. - Tufts University - Biology - 2013

Research Interest Summary

Genetics of plant-pathogen interactions.

Research Interests

Genetics of plant-pathogen interactions. Specifically, how does the genome of the generalist fungus Botrytis cinerea allow it to infect its numerous plant hosts?


  • Soltis, N. E., & Kliebenstein, D. J. (2015). Natural variation of plant metabolism: genetic mechanisms, interpretive caveats, evolutionary and mechanistic insights. Plant physiology, pp-01108.
  • Soltis, N. E., Gómez, S., Gonda‐King, L., Preisser, E. L., & Orians, C. M. (2015). Contrasting effects of two exotic invasive hemipterans on whole‐plant resource allocation in a declining conifer. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 157(1), 86-97.
  • Soltis, N. E., Gomez, S., Leisk, G. G., Sherwood, P., Preisser, E. L., Bonello, P., & Orians, C. M. (2013). Failure under stress: the effect of the exotic herbivore Adelges tsugae on biomechanics of Tsuga canadensis. Annals of botany, 113(4), 721-730.