Seminar Series

Spring 2021 Seminars

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


January 25, 2021

Rusts and other diseases: A mix of wheat, soybean and ornamentals

Dr. James Buck
Professor, UGA Plant Pathology, Griffin

February 1, 2021

Shattered Ceilings

Dr. Ada Bacetty
Dept. Chief, DRTA Biological Threat Reduction Program
60th Anniversary of Desegregation Seminar

February 8, 2021

Where I've been and where I'm going: A review of the ornamental pathology program

Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward
Extension Plant Pathologist, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

February 15, 2021

From a virus diversity engine to germplasm improvement

Dr. Mike Deom
Professor, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

February 22, 2021

Host plant resistance to rusts and smuts
 
Dr. Shavannor Smith

Associate Professor, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

March 1, 2021

Emerging fungal threats to plants and people
 

Dr. Marin Brewer
Associate Professor, UGA Plant Pathology, Athens

March 8, 2021

Plant disease sensing: Studying host-microbe interactions at scale
 

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

March 15, 2021

Molecular analysis for developing novel diagnostic assays and determining mechanisms of fungicide resistance for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum
 

Owen Hudson
MS exit seminar

March 22, 2021

Efforts to mitigate fire blight of apple in New York: Tracking strains, growth regulation and forecasting systems
 
Dr. Kerik Cox
Associate Professor, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

March 29, 2021

Peeling back the layers of onion virulence in Pantoea ananatis

Shaun Stice
PhD Exit Seminar

April 5, 2021

Identification of host-selective toxins produced by Corynespora cassiicola causing target spot disease in the southeastern United States

Ella Samanco
MS Exit Seminar

April 12, 2021

Diagnostic assay development for quarantine viruses of peanut and molecular diversity of Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus sRNA in Georgia
 

Anushi Deraniyagala
MS exit seminar

April 19, 2021

Fruit microbial hygiene associated with mechanical harvesting and injuries and stem blight in relation to mechanical hedging and brown bark inclusions in blueberry
 

Renee Holland
PhD exit seminar

April 26, 2021

Management of fungicide-resistant Erysiphe necator population in northern Georgia
 

Brooke Warres
MS Exit Seminar