The interactions between postharvest fungi and Listeria monocytogenes on onions
Dubcovsky Lab and Coaker Lab
Understanding the circadian rhythm of thrips and how it relates to TSWV transmission, and optimizing TSWV transmission techniques.
The biology and ecology of Phyophthora ramorum in streams and other aquatic environments
McRoberts Lab and Golino Lab
The sociological and epidemiological aspects of Grapevine Leafroll Associated Virus-3 (GLRaV-3).
Studying the impact that IAA of bacterial origin has on the persistence, internalization and survival of human pathogenic bacteria on leafy greens.
Director of PDC and member of Leveau Lab
The effects of bacterial auxin-destructive genes on plant hormone homeostasis with the objective to increase plant productivity.
The impacts of forest pathogens in conifer forests.
Gilbertson Lab and McRoberts Lab
Characterization of Grapevine red blotch associated Virus proteins. Epidemiology and sampling strategies for GRBaV
Molecular characterization of rice pattern recognition receptors interacting with Xanthomonas spp. infection machinery.
Plant virus detection optimization for more rapid testing and cost effective techniques.
Gordon Lab, President of DOPPS
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae, Fusarium wilt of lettuce.
Stergiopoulos Lab and Leveau Lab
Virus biology and characterization
Cold Storage Canker of Almond Trees caused by Fusarium spp.
The epidemiology of Californian and Arizonian lettuce downy mildew.
Studying the interrelationship between native and cultivated chickpeas with their respective microbial communities.
LauraMargarita Perilla Henao
Previously I have studied phytoplasmas infections in trees and leafhoppers in urban areas.
Currently at Casteel Lab my interest is to study how plant pathogens alter vector -plant interactions in Solanaceous.
Calosphaeria, Cytospora, and Eutypa- biology and control
Wood-degrading capabilities of grapevine trunk pathogens and early detection of trunk pathogens.
Maeli Melotto lab (Plant Sciences Department)
Determining cell-specific functions of AtJAZ4 in JA signaling and pathogen attack
JulianaOsse de Souza
Virology, Molecular biology and transcriptomics
The host-vector-pathogen interaction of Potato Leafroll virus and the green peach aphid
Deborah Golino at Foundation Plant Services
Evaluating the impact of GRBaV on economically important Vitis scion and rootstock cultivars
USDA Virus Lab, Dr. Sudarshana
Biology of grapevine viruses
Trouillas Lab and Gubler Lab
Ceratocystis canker of almond; Cytospora canker of fruit & nut crops; Control of canker diseases in almond