Department News & Kudos
During the July WERA-020 meeting in Davis, CA, Dr. Ken Eastwell, CPCNW Director Emeritus, was recognized by USDA-APHIS for his contributions to plant protection and pivotal leadership in the National Clean Plant Network.
Message from Scot Hulbert, Department Chair: As you have probably heard, the APS Pacific Division meeting was a huge success. Probably the biggest attendance ever for a Pacific Division meeting and the venue was awesome. Many thanks to the local organizing committee, Drs. du Toit, Inglis and Peever for all their work organizing it. Congratulations […]
Andrea Garfinkel, PhD student with Dr. Gary Chastagner, attended the 12th International Symposium on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials in Kunming, China. Andrea’s presentation entitled “Identification of Botrytis paeoniae microsatellites to track potential pathogen movement on peony rootstock using Ion Proton technology” was selected as the best graduate student oral presentation at the meeting.
On July 1st, Emran Ali joined the Pathology Lab at Washington State University’ Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the supervision of D. Achour Amiri. Ali completed his MS and PhD in Plant molecular biology and virology from Ehime University, Japan. His doctoral work focused on the […]