Sarah Refi Hind

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hind examines how the plant immune system detects pathogenic bacteria that cause diseases on tomato and other vegetable crops. Her research contributes to the understanding of plant-microbe interactions and aids in the development of plants with enhanced resistance to infection.

Primary Disciplines


  • B.S. Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2005
  • Ph.D. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2010

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2010-2011
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, 2011-2016
  • Research Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, 2016-2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, 2017-present

Selected Articles in Journals