2002, PhD, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University, USA
1996, MSc, First Class Honours in Genetics, Massey University, New Zealand
1994, BSc, Genetics and Biochemistry, Massey University, New Zealand
Research interests & activities
Linda Johnson is the Innovation Centre of Excellence Leader for Resilient Agriculture. As a fungal molecular biologist with 20 years of research experience with Epichloë endophytes, Linda has significant expertise in the use of molecular genetic techniques, including gene editing and ‘omic’ technologies to manipulate secondary metabolite pathways and to understand the molecular complexity of endophyte/host interactions. She also leads research programmes investigating the application of beneficial microbial products in crop production for both benefit to New Zealand and worldwide.