Student-Invited Distinguished Seminar Series
Dr. Jacqueline Fletcher, Regents Professor and Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, and director of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB) at Oklahoma State University was hosted by the Plant Pathology Graduate Student Organization as part of their annual Student-Invited Distinguished Lecture Series. During her visit of February 24-26, Dr. Fletcher met with graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty. She gave a seminar entitled “Enhancing response capabilities for agricultural biosecurity: the emerging discipline of plant pathogen forensics”, which was attended by a big crowd including graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty from other departments. Her research is on the insect transmission of phytopathogenic mollicutes (spiroplasmas and phytoplasmas), molecular biology and gene regulation of phytopathogenic mollicutes, and phytobacterial diseases of importance to Oklahoma.