Seminar Series

Spring 2021 Seminars

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

31st E.S. Luttrell Lecture: Dr. Rodrigo Almeida. Join us for the lecture here.

Annakay Newell PhD Exit Seminar: July 1, 2021 via Zoom. Join us for the lecture here.

Nabin Sedhain MS Exit Seminar: July 8, 2021 via Zoom. Join us for the lecture 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

31st E.S. Luttrell Lecture

May 12, 2021

Plant disease epidemics as opportunities to reevaluate what you know, what you should know, and what may matter

Dr. Rodrigo Almeida
Professor & Hildebrand-Laumeister Chair in Plant Pathology
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California - Berkeley 

July 1, 2021 at 9:00am

Insight into ploidy variation, the complicated life cycle, and genomic architecture of Exobasidium maculosum, cause of Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot of blueberry

Annakay Diana Newell
PhD Exit Seminar