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Cristian Humberto Danna

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
212 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.S. in Genetics, University of Misiones, Argentina - 1997
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of San Martin, Argentina - 2003
CAREER - Understanding the function and regulation of amino acid transporters in plant innate immunity
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
June 01, 2020 – May 31, 2025
AS-BIOL Computational Modeling for the Discovery of Pathogen Metabolites Critical to Plant Infection
Source: Jeffress Memorial Trust
June 30, 2018 – December 30, 2020
BIOL 4430: Experimental Plant Biology Laboratory: Drugs & Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
We can't live without plants. Plants make our existence possible, and they hold secrets for a better future. Our experimental approach in this lab will combine genetics and genomics strategies to uncover some of those secrets. We'll search for genes and biosynthetic pathways that contribute to the success of plants at fighting off microbial infections. Ultimately, studies like these will lead to new, highly effective antimicrobial therapies. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010, BIOL 3150
BIOL 4585: Selected Topics in Biology
Credits: 2
Periodic seminar offerings to provide intensive study of the scientific literature in focused areas of Biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8250: Communicating in Science
Credits: 1
This course will supplement the '7 Habits for Highly Effective Grad Students' course with hands-on practice in presenting scientific data and communicating effectively in scientific writing and oral presentations. Students will meet weekly to practice and critique oral presentations, scientific manuscripts, figures and tables, statistical results, grant proposals, etc. Req. of all first-year graduate students in biology.
BIOL 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
BIMS 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation following advancement to PhD candidacy.