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Fungal and Oomycete Biology & Plant Interactions


  • Jeremy Brawner - Forest Health Genetic Resources, Quantitative genetics and genomics of disease resistance.
  • Liliana Cano - Molecular genetics and genomics of disease resistance in citrus and other crops. Pathogen genomics.
  • Megan Dewdney - Detection, epidemiology, and management of citrus pathogens.
  • Erica Goss - Population genetics, evolution and emergence of plant pathogens.
  • Jeffrey Rollins - Molecular biology and genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Pathogenic mechanisms and multicellular developmental. Necrotrophic pathogens particularly Sclerotium rolfsii.
  • Matthew Smith - Fungal Evolution, Ecology and Systematics; special interests in ectomycorrhizal fungi, truffles, zygomycetes.
  • Gary Vallad - Etiology and management of bacterial and fungal vegetable diseases. Development and implementation of bio-based disease management strategies.