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Sue Hum-Musser, Assistant Professor

Plant-Insect pathogen interactions, molecular biology

Sue Hum-Musser Contact Information:

Waggoner Hall 352
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-3191



Ph.D. - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2002
M.S. - Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1997
B.A.  - Park College, Parkville, MO, 1992


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Courses Taught:
  • BIOL 100 Biological Concepts
  • BOT 200 Introduction to Botany
  • BIOL 330 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BOT/MICR 461/561 Plant Pathology
  • BIOL 502 Molecular Applications in Organismal Biology


Research Interests

Molecular biology of plant-insect-pathogen interactions and how they are affected by ozone


Recent Publications

  • Suzuki, H., P.F. Dowd, E.T. Johnson, Sue M. Hum-Musser, and Richard O. Musser. 2012. Effects of elevated peroxidase levels and corn earworm feeding on gene expression in tomato. Journal of Chemical Ecology: In press.
  • Rodriguez-Saona, Cesar, Richard O. Musser, Heiko Vogel, Sue M. Hum-Musser, and Jennifer S. Thaler. 2010. Molecular, biochemical, and organismal analyses of tomato plants simultaneously attacked by herbivores from two feeding guilds. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36(10):1043-10578.
  • Musser, Richard O., D. Cipollini, Sue M. Hum-Musser, S.A. Williams, J.K. Brown, and G.W. Felton. 2005. Evidence that the caterpillar salivary enzyme glucose oxidase provides herbivore offense in Solanaceous plants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 58(2):128-137.
  • Musser, Richard O., Sue M. Hum-Musser, G.W. Felton, and R.C. Gergerich. 2003. Increased larval growth and preference for virus-infected leaves by the Mexican bean beetle, a plant virus vector. Journal of Insect Behavior 16(2):247-256.