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Anna Klimes

Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Columbia, 1993
Ph.D., University of Ontario, 2006
Office: CSP 357

I came to Western New England by way of a postdoc in environmental microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before that, I’ve studied plants and their pathogens in locations ranging from the Andes of Colombia to a remote northern community in Ontario.


I am interested in applying newly available genomic resources towards answering basic questions about the development of the vascular wilt pathogen Verticillium dahliae.


BIO 101 Organismal Biology

BIO 107 General Biology

BIO 201 Plant Biology

BIO 203 Microbiology

BIO 306 Genetics


Journal Articles

Duressa, D., Anchieta, A., Chen, D., Klimes, A., Garcia-Pedrajas, M. D., Dobinson K.F.D, and Klosterman, S.J. RNA-seq analyses of gene expression in the microsclerotia of Verticillium dahlia BMC Genomics 2013, 14:607 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-607

Klimes, A., Franks, A.E., Glaven, R.H., Tran, H., Barrett, C., Qiu, Y., Zengler, K., Lovley, D.R., 2010. Production of pilus-like filaments in Geobacter sulfurreducens in the absence of the type IV pilin protein PilA. FEMS Microbiology Lett 310(1): 62-8

Nagarajan, H., Butler, J., Klimes, A., Qiu, Y., Zengler, K., Ward, J., Young, N.D., Methe, B., Palsson, B. ?., Lovley, D. R., Barrett, C. L., 2010. De Novo Assembly of the C Complete Genome of an Enhanced Electricity-Producing Variant of Geobacter sulfurreducens Using Only Short Reads. PLoS ONE 5(6) e10922