WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

Seminar Series

Unless otherwise listed, seminar is held Monday afternoon at 4:10 pm in Johnson Hall 343 during the academic semester. (AMS Dial-up #TBA; if you experience problems, please call the trouble line at 509-335-6575.)

Spring 2017


April 24, 2017
Dr. Diwaker Tripathi, Postdoctoral Research Associate, WSU Plant Pathology
“How ATP acts as a defense signal in plants”
Announcement


April 17, 2017
John Weber, Graduate Student, MS, Exit Seminar
“MANAGEMENT OF WHITE MOLD IN HYBRID SUNFLOWER SEED CROPS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON”
Announcement


April 10, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Porter, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, WSU-Vancouver
“Legume-rhizobium coevolution and environmental adaptation”


April 7, 2017

10:10 am, 326 Johnson Hall, AMS 5701986
Zachary Frederick, Graduate Student, PhD, Exit Seminar
“INFECTIVITY OF VERTICILLIUM DAHLIAE ISOLATES ON WEEDY HOSTS, LITCHI TOMATO, AND TEFF, AND THE EFFECT OF ALFALFA RESIDUE INCORPORATION ON THE NUMBER OF VERTICILLIUM DAHLIAE MICROSCLEROTIA, AND SOIL BACTERIAL METAGENOMICS”
Announcement

2:10 pm, 343 Johnson Hall, AMS 5703778
Taras Nazarov, Graduate Student PhD, Exit Seminar
“MAPPING HIGH-TEMPERATURE ADULT-PLANT RESISTANCE TO STRIPE RUST IN SPRING WHEAT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THEIR INTERACTION ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL”
Announcement


April 3, 2017
Moying Wang, Graduate Student, PhD
“Development and Evaluation of ELISA and qRT-PCR for Identification of Squash vein yellowing virus
Announcement


March 27, 2017
Lederson Gañán, Graduate Student, PhD
“Real-time detection of olfactory volatilome biomarkers in diseased plants
Announcement


March 20, 2017
Dr. Dalphy Harteveld, Postdoctoral Research Associate, WSU Plant Pathology
“Predicting the onset of blueberry mummy berry using machine learning algorithms and the application for improved disease management
Announcement

9:10 am – AMS 5703233
Dr. David Bird, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor,  Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State University
“How (and why) root-knot nematodes make feeding sites in their host”
Announcement


CANCELLED:

March 16, 2017 Dr. Kerik Cox, Associate Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section , Cornell University
“Detecting, Tracking, and Managing Streptomycin Resistance in the fire blight pathogen Erwinia Amylovora”
Announcement


March 6, 2017Distinguished Lecture Series, Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Dr. Erica Goss, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida
“Population Genetics and Genomics of Plant Pathogen Emergence”
Announcement


February 27, 2017
Sowmya Ramachandran, Graduate Student, PhD, Exit Seminar
“Functions of effectors and small RNAs involved in wheat rust disease”
Announcement


February 20, 2017
Class Holiday – No Seminar


February 15, 2017 – Wednesday, 9:10 am, AMS 5702676
Dr. Maren Friesen, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
“Evolutionary Ecology of Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions”
Announcement


February 13, 2017
Gretchen Freed, Graduate Student, PhD
“Panama Disease Threatens Banana Production”
Announcement


February 8, 2017  –  Wednesday, 11:10 am, AMS TBA
Binod Pandey, Graduate Student, PhD, Exit Seminar
“INVESTIGATION OF ERYSIPHACEOUS FUNGI, PODOSPHAERA PRUNICOLA AND ERYSIPHE NECATOR, AS HOSTS OF FUNGAL VIRUSES AND EFFECT OF INOCULUM CONCENTRATION AND FRUIT DEVELOPMENT STAGE ON FRUIT INFECTION OF SWEET CHERRY BY PODOSPHAERA PRUNICOLA
Announcement


February 6, 2017
Afsha Tabassum, Graduate Student, PhD
“Applications of CRISPR-Cas system in Plant Pathology”
Announcement


January 30, 2017
Weidong Chen, USDA ARS Research Plant Pathologist and Adjunct Faculty WSU Plant Pathology
“Applications of Molecular Koch’s Postulates to Sclerotinia White Mold”
Announcement


January 23, 2017
Lee A. Hadwiger, Professor, WSU Plant Pathology
“Nonhost disease resistance:  A comparison of models for activating defense genes.  The role of chromatin as a receptor of the pathogen signal
Announcement


January 16, 2017
Holiday – No Seminar


January 9, 2017
Organization Meeting – All enrolled students


Syllabus, Spring 2017
Evaluation Form Spring 2017

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