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Congratulations to our Plant Pathology Graduate Student awardees!
04-Dec-17
Many Plant Pathology Department graduate students received travel awards and graduate student research assistantships. Click the title above to see the full list of students.


Distinguished Professors Tom Gordon and Pam Ronald
Distinguished Professors Tom Gordon and Pam Ronald
01-Dec-17
Congratulations to Tom Gordon and Pam Ronald for their recent advancements to Distinguished Professor. This honors their career achievements in plant pathology and plant science.


Best Oral Presentation ISAP 2017
Best Oral Presentation ISAP 2017
14-Nov-17
Last week, Leslie Holland in the Trouillas Lab won the first place for best oral presentation at the student competition at the VII International Symposium on Almonds and Pistachios in Adelaide Australia.


Dave Rizzo APS Fellow Award
Dave Rizzo APS Fellow Award
29-Jun-17
The American Phytopathological Society - www.apsnet.org
Kudos to Dave Rizzo for recently being selected a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. The society grants this honor to current APS members in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the APS. Dave is being recognized for his outstanding programs in research, notably oomycete and fungal diseases of forest trees and orchard crops, as well as his contributions in teaching, administration and service. The award will be presented at the APS annual meeting in San Antonio in August.


Teaching Prize Winner Can’t Contain His Enthusiasm: Plant Scientist Dave Rizzo and Students Learn From One Another
Teaching Prize Winner Can’t Contain His Enthusiasm: Plant Scientist Dave Rizzo and Students Learn From One Another
14-Apr-17
Pat Bailey in University News
You could tell that Dave Rizzo was going to be a science guy when he started doing chemistry experiments and growing molds for second- and third-grade show and tell. But, the fact that science would lead him to square off with one of California’s most destructive forest diseases and help create an entirely new global-disease major at the University of California, Davis, came as a surprise — and to no one more than Rizzo himself.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2017-18 Awards
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2017-18 Awards
07-Mar-17
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program has announced their 2017-18 Fellows and Peter Henry, a Ph.D. candidate in Plant Pathology Graduate Program was an awardee. Peter (middle) is shown here with his faculty advisors, Johan Leveau (left) and Tom Gordon (right). Peter is one of at least 16 current UC Davis graduate students who have received this award from NSF, as well as 12 UCD undergraduates, and an unknown number of awardees who may be entering our graduate programs in Fall 2017. In addition, 21 current students and 12 undergraduates received “honorable mention”.


Jessica Franco: DEBVBD Graduate Student Travel Award
Jessica Franco: DEBVBD Graduate Student Travel Award
29-Jun-17
Jessica Franco, a fourth year graduate student in Dr. Gitta Coaker’s lab, will be attending the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing (HLB) in Orlando, FL with support from the DEBVBD Graduate Student Travel Award.


New FPS Grapevine Selections Include European Imports, California Heritage Clones
New FPS Grapevine Selections Include European Imports, California Heritage Clones
06-Dec-16
From WineBusiness.com
New grapevine varieties and selections from Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia and California heritage vineyards will become available for U.S. grape growers in the near future. These selections are among new grapevine material recently released, or being processed to release soon, by Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at the University of California Davis (UCD). FPS staff researcher and manager of the National Grape Registry, Nancy Sweet, highlighted new and upcoming grapevine releases during a presentation at the Annual FPS Grape Advisory Committee meeting held December 1 at the FPS facility in Davis.


Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon
Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon
11-Aug-16
Pat Bailey in Food & Agriculture
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the world’s bananas. The discovery, reported in the online journal PLOS Genetics, better equips researchers to develop hardier, disease-resistant banana plants and more effective disease-prevention treatments.