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NOTICE:  From March 23, 2020 Until Further Notice PLP 515 will only be available through ZOOM it can be viewed Monday afternoon at 4:10 pm .

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Spring 21 Schedule

January 18, 2021


January 25, 2021

Dr. Aida Damaso-Duarte, Post-doctoral Fellow

Topic:  “Seed gall nematodes, Afrina sporoboliae and Anguina tritici, a notable species in U.S.”

Announcement _Aida Duarte_Jan 25-2021 (1)

February 1, 2021

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Rubén Félix Gastélum, Professor, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Unidad Regional Los Mochis-UAdeO, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México. 

Topic: “Potato diseases in Sinaloa, Mexico”

Announcement Dr. Ruben 2.1.21

February 8, 2021

Guest Speaker : Dr. Thien Tho, Plant Pathology Lead Scientist, Driscoll Company, Watsonville, CA

Topic: “Diagnostic Re-thinking: Development and deployment of new molecular testing for berry pathogens”

Announcement Thien-Ho Feb 8-2021

February 19, 2021

Ninh Kkuu, MS Student (Exit Seminar)

Topic:  “Titer and Distribution of Hop Stunt Viroid and Hop Laten Viroid Infecting Hops”

February 22, 2021

Elliott Marston, PhD Student

Topic: “Using Transciptomics to investigate plant pathlogen interations: revealing dynamic mechanisms of resisitance and subceptibility”

Announcement Marston 2.22.20

February 23. 2021

Lederson Ganan Betancur, PhD Student (Exit Seminar)

Topic: “Insights into the genetic diversity population structure, and fungicide sensitivity of the apple powedery mildew pathogen Podosphaera leucotricha in the United States”

Announcement Lederson 2.23.21

March 1, 2021(RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15, 2021)

Guest Speaker : Dr. Yazmin Rivera, Assistant Director, Plant Germplasm and Quarantine Lab, USDA APHIS, Beltsville, MD

Topic: “Adapting new technologies for the molecular diagnostics of high consequence and regulartory plant pathogens”

Announcemenet Yazmín Rivera 3.1.21

March 8, 2021

Chiti Agarwal, PhD Student (Exit Seminar)

Topic: “Characterizing Sources of Genetic Resistance in Chickpea to Pre-emergence damping-off disease caused by metalaxyl reisistant Pythium ultimun”

Annoucement Chiti Agarwal_Mar8-2021

March 15, 2021

Dr. Yazmin Rivera, Assistant Laboratory Director, USDA APHIS PPQ

Topic: “Adapting new technologies for the molecular diagnostics of high consequence and regulatory plant pathogens:

PLP Seminar_Yazmín Rivera_Mar15-2021

March 22, 2021

Alex Batson, PhD Student

Topic: What’s in a name? The need for coherent taxonomic and nomenclatural standards for plant pathogens

Announcement Batson, Alex 3.22.21

March 29, 2021

Christine “Jade” Ermita, PhD Student (Exit Seminar)

Topic: “Wheat Genotype-Specific Recruitment of Rhizosphere Microbiomes that are suppresive to Rhizoctonia Root Rot”

Annoucement Ermita 3.29.21

April 5,2021

Marilen Nampijja, PhD Student

Topic: “Bioluminescent fungi. a source of genes to monitor plant stresses and changes in the environment”

Announcement Nampijja 4.5.21

April 12, 2021

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bob Blanchette, Professor, University of Minnesota

Topic: Wood Decay Fungi: Ethnomycology and New Insights oon Decomposition

Announcement Blanchette 4.12.21

April 19, 2021
Lauren Braley (Exit Seminar)

Topic: “Development of Comprehensive Molecular Detection of Potato Pathogens”

Announcement Braley 4.19.21

April 26, 2021
Joey Hulbert-Post Doctoral Research Associate

Topic: “Forest Health-community engagement to keep trees healthy”

Announcement Hulbert 4.26.21

Fall 2020 Schedule

August 31 , 2020

Richard Manasseh, WSU Pullman
Topic: “What Does the Future hold for Corn Diseases in Sub-Sahara Africa”

Announcement Manasseh,Richard 8.31.20

September 14, 2020

Tom Gordon, University of California, Davis
Topic:”Populations of Fusarium oxysporum”

Announcement Gordon, Tom 9.14.20

September 21, 2020

Nik Grunwald, USDA/ARS and OSU Corvallis,OR
Topic:”Tools and approaches to characterize plant pathogen emergence and their environment”

Announcement Grunwal, Nicklaus 9.21.20

September 28, 2020

 Dr. Lina Quesada, North Carolina Unversity

Topic: “From the field to the lab and back:translational strategies to improve disease control in vegetable crops”  –-Please NOTE this will be at 11AM instead of 4:10PM

Announcement Quesada,Lina 9.28.20

October 5, 2020

Inga Zasada-USDA/ARS and OSU Corvallis, OR

Topic:”Biology and management of plant-parasistic nematodes in Washington wine grape vineyards”

Announcement Zasada,Inga 10.5.20

October 12, 2020

Kristen Hamel, WSU Pullman
Topic:”Three’s a crowd: Soybean, rhizobia, and pathogenic fungi”

Announcement Hamel,Kristen 10.12.20

October 19, 2020

Kayla Spawton, WSU Mount Vernon
Topic:”Shared characteristics and case studies of cross-kingdom fungal pathogens of plants and humans”

Announcement Spawton,Kayla 10.19.20

October 26, 2020

Hannah Baker, WSU Pullman
Topic:”The future of cranberries: Will they be bogged down or rise above?”

Announcement Baker,Hannah 10.26.20

November 2, 2020

Quing Bai , WSU
Topic:”Lifestyle switching between parasite and endophyte in fungi and bacteria-cause and effects?

Announcement Bai,Quing 11.2.20

November 9, 2020

Alex Batson, WSU Mount Vernon
Topic:”The influence of transposable elements on plant pathogen evolution.”

Announcement Batson, Alex 11.9.20

November 16, 2020

Alex Cross, WSU Prosser
Topic:”Diseases of algae in aquaculture”

Announcement Cross,Alex 11.16.20

November 30, 2020

Zamir Punja-Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Topic:”The challenges of dealing with emerging pathogens of marijuana crops in commercial production.”

Announcement PunjaZamir 11.30.20

December 7, 2020

Jeremiah Dung-ORegon State University, Central Oregon R&E Center, Madras, OR
Topic:”Applying molecular tools fro IPM of diseases in Central Oregon speciality crops.”

Announcement Dung,Jeremiah 12.7.20