Seminar Series

Fall 2019 Seminars

Held every Monday during the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2401 of Miller Plant Sciences Building in Athens and Room 201 of NESPAL in Tifton. Join us on-line for seminars.


August 19, 2019

Characterization of resistance to Ustilago maydis from teosinte and two maize-teosinte introgression lines

Usha Bhatta (PhD proposal seminar)

August 26, 2019

Strategic management of multiple diseases and fungicide resistance in strawberry

Natalia Peres, Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wimauma, FL

September 2, 2019

Labor Day, no seminar

September 9, 2019

Microsatellite analysis of the fungal biocontrol agent Phlebiopsis gigantea (Fr.) Jül presents a case for homothallism

Rima Lucardi, Research Ecologist, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA (adjunct faculty appointment)

September 16, 2019

Peanut phytoalexins revisited

Renee Arias De Ares, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, National Peanut Laboratory, Dawson, GA (adjunct faculty reappointment)

September 23, 2019

Teaching beyond the test: critical skills in plant pathology

Brantlee Spakes-Richter, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

September 30, 2019

Loblolly pine defense mechanisms and their effect on bark beetle associated fungi and fungal competition: The southern pine beetle system

John de Soto (PhD proposal seminar)

October 7, 2019

Mechanisms of fungicide resistance in Venturia effusa and comparing sensitivity of isolates from different pecan cultivars

Logan Moore (PhD proposal seminar)

October 14, 2019

Whole genome sequencing approach to identify onion virulence in Pantoea ananatis

Gaurav Agarwal, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton

October 21, 2019

When Enterobacteriaceae visit the salad bar

Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Assistant Professor, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia, Griffin

October 28, 2019

Characterizing Xylella fastidiosa, its genetic diversity and virulence on Georgia blueberries

Dario Di Genova (departmental exit seminar)

November 4, 2019

Cane diseases of blackberry: Identification of causal agents and modifications of management recommendations for cane blight and orange cane blotch

Will Hemphill (MS exit seminar)

November 11, 2019

Factors that affect host preference and virulence of Acidovorax citrulli, the causal agent of bacterial fruit blotch of cucurbits

Mei Zhao (PhD exit seminar)

November 18, 2019

Etiology of Pseudocercospora leaf spot diseases on Liquidambar styraciflua and Loropetalum chinensis

Gulcin Ekemen (MS exit seminar)

November 25, 2019

Sarocladium zeae, a potential biological control agent against Fusarium verticillioides possesses a horizontally acquired lactamase conferring resistance to the maize phytoanticipin, BOA

Garrett Hibbs (MS exit seminar)

December 2, 2019

miR156-SPLs pathway regulates age-related resistance to bacterial pathogen

Lanxi Hu (PhD proposal seminar)

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