Seminar Series

Fall 2020 Seminars

All seminars will be held at 3 PM on Mondays via Zoom. Join us for our seminars here.

August 24, 2020

Welcome new students, welcome new normal
Dr. Marin Brewer, Dr. Shavannor Smith, and Dr. Harald Scherm

August 31, 2020

Detecting the human pathogens Histoplasma spp. and Aspergillus fumigatus in the environment

Dr. Luisa Gomez Londoño
Postdoctoral Researcher, UGA Plant Path

September 7, 2020

Labor Day, no seminar


September 14, 2020

Teaching mycology, fungal education from a distance

Dr. Marc Cubeta
Professor, NC State University, Raleigh

September 21, 2020

A new damage-associated molecular pattern in plant immunity
Dr. Zhonglin Mou

Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville

September 28, 2020

Tropical plant pathology: challenges and opportunities

Dr. Romina Gazis
Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Homestead

October 5, 2020

Studying the impact of microbial community on calcium availability in peanut pegging zone

Alan Peper
MS to PhD transition seminar

October 12, 2020

Assessment of QoI sensitivity and frogeye leaf spot race of Cercospora sojina in Georgia soybean

Bennett Harrelson
MS exit seminar

October 19, 2020

Functional characterization of Hfq and identification of Hfq-dependent sRNAs in Pantoea ananatis
Dr. Gina Shin
Postdoctoral Researcher, UGA Plant Path

October 26, 2020

Ralstonia and tomato physiology during bacterial wilt disease

Dr. Tiffany Lowe-Power
Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

November 2, 2020

Roles of polyamine metabolism in appressorium function.

Dr. Raquel de Oliveira Rocha
Postdoctoral Researcher, UGA Plant Path

November 9, 2020

Genome-wide bacterial response to plant innate immunity

Amelia Lovelace
PhD exit seminar

November 16, 2020

Exploring management options for Fusarium wilt in watermelon

Kasmita Karki
MS exit seminar

November 23, 2020

Integrated proximal and remote sensing for early grape disease detection

Dr. Katie Gold
Assistant Professor, Cornell Univ., Geneva, NY

November 30, 2020

Isothermal amplification methods for the detection of phytopathogens

Dr. Sumyya Waliullah
Research Associate, UGA Plant Path

December 7, 2020

Peanut production and diseases in Nicaragua

Dr. Tim Brenneman
Professor, UGA Plant Path