Plant Pathology Seminar Schedule for Spring 2022

The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is pleased to present the Departmental Seminar series for the Spring 2022 semester. Seminars feature a series of speakers presenting topics related to the plant and crop sciences.

Seminars take place every Wednesday at 3:30 PM in Room A465 Life Science Annex and is open to the everyone who would like to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Jong Hyun Ham,

Date Semianr Speaker Topic
January 19 Dr. Vijay Nandula 
National Program Leader, USDA NIFA
Competitive Grant Programs in the Plant Sciences at NIFA
January 26

Dr. Luis da Cunha
Zonal Biology Leader, Corteva Agriscience

The Long Road of Pesticide Development: from Discovery to Farm
February 2 Dr. Jeniffer Nicolson
Coordinator, USDA APHIS National Clean Plant Network 
The National Clean Plant Network: Providing Healthy Plant Stock for U.S. Agriculture
February 9 Dr. Douglas W. Miano
Associate Professor, University of Nairobi
Development of Cassava with resistance to cassava brown streak disease using siRNA technology"
February 16 Dr. Marco Gama
Associate Professor, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco
Onion scale rot: etiology, epidemiology, and management in north-east Brazil
February 23 Dr. Christopher Clark
Professor, PPCP
Unfinished Business of a Dinosaur
March 2 Caleb Hamm
MS Student, PPCP
Evaluating potential soil health benefits of non-fumigant nematicides in Louisiana sweetpotato production
March 9  Dr. Rodrigo Valverde
Professor, PPCP
Discovering Novel Plant Viruses
March 16 Spring Break Spring Break
March 23 Dr. Everlyne Nafula, 
Researcher, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture 
The cassava whitefly, Bemisia tabaci: Genetic diversity and IPM options
March 30 Andrew Mann
PhD Student, University of Minnesota
The role of symbiotic microbes in the invasion process of tree-killing beetles
April 6 Jose Cortes
PhD Student, PPCP
Resistance mechanisms to brown rust in sugarcane and development of markers for resistance to smut
April 13 Jonas Padilla
MS Student, PPCP
Building Artificial Worlds for Sustainable Crop Production
April 20 Gabriel Herrera
MS Student, PPCP
Genetic and histochemical characterization of resistance to frogeye leaf spot in soybean
April 27 Kezia Reis
MS Student, PPCP
Seed-treatment chemical effects on red rot severity, expression of disease resistance and plant growth in sugarcane