Ann Hirsch

Role in Phytobiomes Alliance

Coordinating Committee, Topical Leader in nitrogen-fixing bacteria


University of California, Los Angeles


Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology

Research Interests

  • Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • Mining phytobiomes and soils for microbes to replace synthetic fertilizers and pesticides

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Current Phytobiomes-related Projects

  • Soil and root nodule microbiomes of legumes growing in arid soils
  • Cultivation of microbes from arid soils that can be used for plant-growth promotion
  • Understanding microbial genes and mechanisms involved in plant-growth promotion, especially in arid soils