photo: chagasFavio Herrera

Graduate Student
E-mail: FEguez@agcenter.lsu.edu

Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Clark

Education:

2014-present: PhD student, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

2012-2014: M.S. (Plant Health), Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

2007-2010: B.S. (Agronomy Engineer), Zamorano Agricultural University, Honduras.

Thesis: Evaluation of eight densities of mix cropping of sweet corn, beans and squash in land equivalence ratio and weed control in Zamorano, Honduras.

Awards:

2012: Secretariat of High Education, Science and Technology. Senescyt Scholarship. Ecuador.

Experience:

2012-Present: Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

2012 Summer: Internship in plant virology, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

2011-2012: Technician, Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador.

2010: Intern, Department of Production of Natural Enemies and Biological Control. Zamorano Agricultural University.

Publications:

Herrera, F., Ghanem-Sabanadzovic, N., and Valverde, R. 2013. A begomovirus infecting Gold Veined Oxalis. Phytopathology 103 (Suppl. 2):S2.59.

Area of Research:

Characterization of viruses that cause yellow vein in ornamental plants.

Professional and Academic Associations and Involvement

2013-Present: Student member of the American Phytopathological Society.