Studying the interrelationship between native and cultivated chickpeas with their respective microbial communities.
The biology and ecology of Phyophthora ramorum in streams and other aquatic environments
Dubcovsky Lab and Coaker Lab
Phytophthora spp. in California forests
Suslow Lab, Vice President of DOPPS
The interactions between postharvest fungi and Listeria monocytogenes on onions
Maeli Melotto lab
Determining cell-specific functions of AtJAZ4 in JA signaling and pathogen attack
Director of PDC and member of Leveau Lab
Falk and McRoberts labs
Characterizing virus interactions and evolution using Beet western yellows virus as a model system
Wood-degrading capabilities of grapevine trunk pathogens and early detection of trunk pathogens.
The impacts of forest pathogens in conifer forests.
Trouillas Lab and Gubler Lab
Ceratocystis canker of almond; Cytospora canker of fruit & nut crops; Control of canker diseases in almond
Bostock and Coaker Labs
Molecular characterization of rice pattern recognition receptors interacting with Xanthomonas spp. infection machinery.
Virology, Molecular biology and transcriptomics
USDA Virus Lab, Dr. Sudarshana
Biology of grapevine viruses
Stergiopoulos Lab and Leveau Lab
Understanding the circadian rhythm of thrips and how it relates to TSWV transmission, and optimizing TSWV transmission techniques.
JulianaOsse de Souza
The host-vector-pathogen interaction of Potato Leafroll virus and the green peach aphid
Gordon Lab, President of DOPPS
Management of Fusarium wilt of lettuce, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae
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.
Plant virus detection optimization for more rapid testing and cost effective techniques.
Deborah Golino at Foundation Plant Services
Evaluating the impact of GRBaV on economically important Vitis scion and rootstock cultivars
Virus biology and characterization
Studying the impact that IAA of bacterial origin has on the persistence, internalization and survival of human pathogenic bacteria on leafy greens.
The effects of bacterial auxin-destructive genes on plant hormone homeostasis with the objective to increase plant productivity.