Jong Hyun Ham
302 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Fax: (225) 578-1415
1999: Ph.D. Plant
Pathology, Cornell University
1992: Second Lieutenant, The 3rd Korean Army Academy
1991: M.S., Plant Pathology, Korea University
1989: B.S., Agricultural Biology, Korea University
2007 – present: Assistant
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
2006 – 2007: Research Scientist, The Ohio State University
2002 – 2006: Post-doctoral Researcher, The Ohio State
1999 – 2002: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of
1998 – 1999: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1994 – present: The
American Phytopathological Society
1989 – 1993: Korean Society for Plant Pathology
1989: Korea University
Graduate School Scholarship Award: First Place
1992: Korean Government Overseas Scholarship
Bauer, D. W., S. V. Beer,
A. J. Bogdanove, A. Collmer, and J. H. Ham. 2003.
Recombinant constructs and systems for secretion of proteins
via type III secretion systems. U.S. Patent 6,596,509.
Issued July 22, 2003.
CRIS project #:
LAB93918: Molecular Biology of Bacterial Panicle Blight
of Rice and Rice Defense Systems for This Disease
(06/01/2013 - 05/31/2013)
Genetics and Genomics of Bacterial Panicle Blight in Rice
(09/03/2013 - 08/07/2017)
- Molecular genetics and
genomics of Burkholderia glumae, the major causal
agent of bacterial panicle blight of rice: 1)
Identification and characterization of B. glumae
virulence factors and their regulatory systems through
molecular genetic studies, 2) Characterization of the
genome structure and transcriptional dynamics of B.
glumae through genomic studies using next-generation
sequencing technologies, 3) Development of new pathogen
detection systems, including real time-PCR and
Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP), for B.
glumae and other important plant pathogens.
- Genetic mapping and
breeding of rice to understand and increase disease
resistance to major rice diseases, including bacterial
panicle blight and sheath blight: 1) Genetic mapping of
quantitative trait loci conferring rice disease
resistance to bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight
through both conventional genetic studies with molecular
markers and genomics approaches using high-throughput
sequencing data, 2) Characterization of the rice defense
pathways underlying disease resistance, and 3)
Development of new disease-resistant rice lines through
breeding and mutation.
- Development of new
chemical and biological treatments that can suppress
disease development or pathogen growth: 1) Development
of chemical and biological elicitors that induce rice
defense systems, and 2) Identification of
plant-associated bacteria that have antimicrobial
activity against various rice pathogens.
- Study of other plant
pathogenic bacteria that are important for Louisiana
crops: 1) Population biology and taxonomy of Xylella
fastidiosa strains causing pecan bacterial leaf
scorch in Louisiana, and 2) Development of new detection
and biocontrol methods for the fireblight pathogen
Major course: PLHL
7011 Phytobacteriology (4 credits), offered every other
Guest lecture: PLHL
4000 Introductory Plant Pathology, PLHL 4001 Plant Disease