Plant Pathology


Dr. Bill Dawson

Dr. Bill Dawson




Research

Our laboratory works on the molecular genetics of virus-host interactions and methods to control diseases caused by Citrus tristeza virus (CTV). We have developed CTV into a tool to help find methods to control citrus canker and greening. [Read More]


Dr. Choaa El-Mohtar

Dr. Choaa El-Mohtar




Research

My program works mainly with the development and the deployment of CTV infectious clones for basic science research and practical purposes (HLB/Asian citrus psyllid control).
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Dr. Megan Dewdney

Dr. Megan Dewdney




Research

Extension responsibilities focus on integrated management and control measures for citrus canker and citrus greening with additional responsibilities for fungal pathogens. Research projects include better understanding the biology of both bacterial and fungal pathogens to lead to enhanced control.
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Dr. Evan Johnson

Dr. Evan Johnson




Research

Our research focuses the effects and interactions of systemic citrus pathogens with the root system for better understanding of the belowground pathology and for management of root health. This includes study of synergistic interactions of these pathogens with soil-borne root pathogens and pests of citrus. [Read More]


Dr. Nabil Killiny

Dr. Nabil Killiny




Research

My research interests focus on the biology of pathogen-vector interfaces. Interactions between vector and pathogen vary from simple mechanical transmission to intricate interactions where the pathogens must develop and multiply within vectors. [Read More]


Dr. Amit Levy

Dr. Amit Levy




Research

My general area of interest is the biology of pathogen-host interactions. The lab's main research focus is the biology and molecular characteristics of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) infection, and identification of the molecular and cellular events which underlie the virus' ability to infect and spread within a plant.
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