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Raquel Hill

Raquel Hill






I am a Master's & Doctor of Plant Medicine student advised by Dr. Carrie Harmon at the Plant Diagnostic Center in Gainesville, FL. I am from Dominica, the nature island of the Caribbean. I worked as a plant diagnostician at the Plant Protection & Quarantine department, primarily on vegetables and root crops in Dominica. My interests focus on improving plant disease detection & diagnosis in the Caribbean and globally.

  • Education

    B.S. Biology, University of the Virgin Islands, 2021
    M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Florida, 2022 - Present
    D.P.M. Doctor of Plant Medicine, University of Florida, 2021- Present

  • Research

    I am currently working on developing a rapid isothermal assay using recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) technology to detect citrus canker; A strains (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri) and B and C strains (Xanthomonas fuscans pv. citri).