Dr. Svetlana Folimonova
Office: Room #2565, Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611
My research program focuses on viral and bacterial diseases of citrus, in particular diseases caused by Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus [Citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB)]. My primary research effort is concentrated on understanding of the mechanisms of the infection process, hosts responses to the pathogens, improving methods of detection, and developing management strategies for these diseases.
Ph.D. Virology, Moscow State University, 1996
M.S. Biochemistry, Moscow State University, 1989
B.S. Biology, Moscow State University, 1988
Patents & Copyrights
“Citrus tristeza virus based vectors for foreign gene/s expression”, Serial No. 61/537,154; filed September 21, 2011, Docket No. 10457-204; UF#13736.
“Viral based transient-expression vector system that ameliorates superinfection exclusion”, Serial No. 61/440,445; filed February 8, 2011, Docket No. 10457-187P; UF#13630.
“Viral based transient-expression vector system that allows multiple applications”, Serial No. 61/321,970; Docket No. 10457-165, filed April 8, 2010.
“Viral-based transient expression vector system for trees”, application for U.S. Letters Patent was filed on July 16, 2008, and assigned Serial No. 12/174,159 and Docket No. 10457-119.
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