Jose SolorzanoJose Solorzano

Graduate Student

E-mail: JSolorzano@agcenter.lsu.edu
Major Professor: Dr. Vinson Doyle

EDUCATION

2019-present : M.Sc. Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

2014 – 2018: B.Sc. Agronomic Engineering Universidad Nacional de Agricultura (UNAG), Catacamas, Honduras

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Understanding the etiology of taproot decline of soybean caused by Xylaria sp.
  • Identification of fungal compounds produced by Xylaria sp.
  • Evaluation of phytotoxic and antimicrobial activity of fungal compounds produced by Xylaria sp.

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant

June 2019-present
Doyle Mycology Laboratory   
Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

 - Research on Understanding the Etiology of Taproot Decline of Soybean Caused by Xylaria sp.

Visiting Research Scholar

Oct.-Dec. 2017
Doyle Mycology Laboratory,
Oct. 2018-Apr. 2019
Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

Research on "Competition among Cercospora species associated with Cercospora Leaf Blight"

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020: Mentor Travel Award, Mycological Society of America

2019 – present: Research Assistantship, Louisiana State University

2014-2018: Scholarship, Universidad Nacional de Agricultura, Honduras

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Solórzano J., Searight, J. C., Doyle, V.P. 2017. Competition among Cercospora species associated with Cercospora Leaf Blight. International Research Fair, Louisiana State University

Searight, J. C., Solórzano, J., Doyle, V.P. 2018. Characterization of secondary metabolite production among Cercospora species associated with Cercospora leaf blight. 11th International Mycological Congress 11th International Mycological Congress Abstracts Book. p. 224:1.1-57

Searight, J. C., Solórzano, J., Doyle, V.P. 2018. Cercosporin quantification in Cercospora species associated with Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain. LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research Symposium