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NOTICE:  Fall semester 2021 PLP 515 will be available in person in Johnson Hall RM 343 and through ZOOM, it can be viewed Monday afternoon at 4:10 pm .  Please see link below.

Meeting ID: 957 8496 6313

Password: 2996

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SPRING 22 Schedule

January 10, 2022

Seminar meeting with enrolled students

January 17, 2022

NO SEMINAR-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24, 2022     PLEASE NOTE:  This will be at 9:10AM because of time zone difference.  

Guest Speaker: Martijn Rep-Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Topic: “Genomics of Fusarium oxusporum”

Seminar Announcement – Rep 1.24.22

January 31, 2022

Guest Speaker: Svetlana Yurgel-Research Scientist-USDA ARS Grain Legume Research Unit, Prosser WA

Topic: Soil Microbiomes and Sustainable Production of High-Quality Crops

Seminar Announcement – Yurgel 1.31.22


February 7, 2022

Guest Speaker: Steven Koike-TriCal Diagnostics, Salinas, CA

Topic:  Changes in Trajectory: Course Adjustments in a Plant Pathology Career

Seminar Announcement – Koike 2.07.22

February 14, 2022

Henry Hurt, MS Student

Topic: Fungal Anastomosis: How chemical Signaling between Hyphae Directs Fungal Growth and Reproduction (Or: How Fungi Flirt)

Announcement Hurt 2.14.22



February 21, 2022

NO SEMINAR-President’s Day

February 28, 2022

Sudha GC Upadhaya, PhD Student

Topic: “Fungal volatile organic compounds”

Announcement Upadhaya 2.28.22


March 7, 2022

Guest Speaker: Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco-Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University

Topic: Pathogens and Endophytes: An Evolutionary Model for Emergence of Plant Pathogenicity in Fusarium Oxysporum

Announcement – Jimenez-Gasco 3.07.22


March 14, 2022



March 21, 2022

Qing Bai, PhD Student

Topic: Defense Seminar on Genetic Diversity, Population Structure and Virulence-Associated Secreted Protein Genes of the Stripe Rust Pathogen.

Announcement Bai 3.21 Announcement Bai 3.21.22



March 28, 2022

Guest Speaker: Richard Morrison-Seed Pathologist Emeritus, Sakata Seed America

Topic: Reflections on a Plant Pathology Career in the Seed Industry

Announcement – Morrison 3.28.22


April 4, 2022

Jessica Franco-WSU Postdoctoral Research Associate-Cynthia Gleason’s Lab

Topic: De-worming the mystery of Meloidogyne citwoodi pathotypes and their distribution with Washington State

Announcement – Franco 4.04.22

April 11, 2022

Guest Speaker: Mary Hausbeck-Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Topic: Grower-Driven Research Lead to Integrated Management Stratagies for Phytophthora capsici for Michigan Vegetable Producers

Announcement Hausbeck 4.11.22

April 18, 2022

Pandemic Blues? Rebuilding community in our department  , Led by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Announcement 4.18.22