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Department of Plant Pathology Faculty Members

Richard Bostock
Professor of Plant Pathology, Director of the Western Plant Diagnostic Network
Area of Specialization: Biochemistry and molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions; diseases of orchard crops. Location: 256 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 0308
Clare Casteel
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Molecular biology, chemical ecology, genetics, genomics and biochemistry; plant-vector interactions; plant-microbe-interactions; plant-insect-interactions; plant signaling and defense; global change. Office Location: 258 Hutchison, Lab Location: 263 Hutchison, Phone: 530-752-6897
Gitta Coaker
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Chair
Area of Specialization: Molecular biology, genetics and proteomics of plant-microbe interactions; plant bacteriology. Location: 576 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 6541
Douglas Cook
Professor of Plant Pathology, Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Chickpea
Areas of Specialization: Legume Species, Food Security and Plant-Microbe Interactions Location: 116 Robbins Hall, Phone: +1 530 754 6561
Helene Dillard
Professor of Plant Pathology, Dean of College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Location: 150 Mrak Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 1605
Lynn Epstein
Professor of Plant Pathology
Areas of Specialization: Breeding, selection and identification of disease resistance, plant disease control in sustainable agricultural ecosystems, the development of fungi in natural environments, fungal-specific pathways, ergothioneine, microscopy Location: 282 Hutchison Hall, Phone:+1 530 754 7916
Bryce Falk
Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: plant virology, virus vector and virus plant interactions, controlling virus infections. Location: 212 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 0302
Robert Gilbertson
Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Virology and seed pathology, emphasis on applied and basic aspects, including ecology and epidemiology of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens; molecular genetics, classification and detection of geminiviruses and potyviruses. Location: 278 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 3163
Deborah Golino
Director of Foundation Plant Services, CE Specialist, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Fruit crop clean stock programs, viral diseases of grapevines and fruit trees, vector plant pathology, phytosanitary regulations and law. Location: 104 FPS Fac, Phone: +1 530 754 8102
Thomas Gordon
Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Ecology and evolution of plant pathogenic fungi, fungal-insect interactions, disease control. Location: 280 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 4269
Douglas Gubler
CE Specialist, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Trees, vines, small fruits Location: 460 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 0304
Johan Leveau
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Phyllosphere microbiology, bacterial mycophagy, microbial metagenomics, bioreporter technology, single-cell microbial ecology, microbial exploitation of phytohormones, structure and function of plant microbiota (the phytobiome). Location:476 Hutchison Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 5046
Neil McRoberts
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Plant disease epidemiology, systems modelling and analysis, bio-economic analysis of plant diseases. Location: 552 Hutchison Hall Phone: +1 530 752 3248
Themis Michailides
Plant Pathologist, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Etiology, Etiology, ecology, epidemiology, prediction, and integrated management of above-ground fungal diseases and postharvest diseases of tree fruit and nut crops and vines in San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. Understanding and management of fungicide resistance. Preharvest aflatoxin and ochratoxin contamination in tree nuts (mainly pistachios) and figs. Molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of diseases by conventional and molecular procedures. Location: Kearney R&E Ctr, Phone:+1 559 646 6546
David Rizzo
Professor of Plant Pathology, Department Chair
Area of Specialization: Mycology; forest pathology and fungal diseases of woody plants; fungal ecology and systematics. Location: 386 Hutchison Hall Phone: +1 530 754 9255
Pamela Ronald
Professor of Plant Pathology, Director of Grass Genetics Joint Bioenergy Institute
Area of Specialization: Rice Crop Genetics Location: 228 Robbins Hall Phone:+1 530 752 1654
Adib Rowhani
Project Scientist, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Plant virology, isolation and characterization of plant viruses, virus detection techniques. The specific areas of my research are: 1) Identification and molecular characterization of viruses in grapevine and fruit and nut trees; 2) Disease etiology related to viruses; 3) Molecular method development for virus detection; 4) High throughput sequencing and sequence analysis. Location: 114 FPS Fac Phone:+1 530 752 5401
Ioannis Stergiopoulos
Assistant Professor
Areas of Specialization: Plant Pathology, Fungal Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Comparative Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Fungicide Resistance, Multidrug Resistance. Location: 578 Hutchison Hall Phone: +1 530-400-9802
Krishna Subbarao
CE Specialist, Research Plant Pathologist, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Ecology, epidemiology and integrated control of fungal diseases of vegetables. Location: 1636 East Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905, Phone: +1 831 755 2890
Florent Trouillas
Assistant Specialist in the C.E
Location: Kearney Ag Center, Parlier, CA 93648, Phone: +1 559 646 6566

 

Other faculty members in the Plant Pathology Graduate Program

Dario Cantu
Assistant Professor of Viticulture and Enology Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Jorge Dubkovsky
Plant Sciences, Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Location: 122 Robbins Hall, Phone: +1 530 752 5159
Ed Caswell-Chen
Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Location: 457 Hutchison Hall, Phone:+1 530 752 3659
Ed Lewis
Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Location: 4208 Storer Hall Phone: +1 530 754 7659
Maeli Melotto
Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Richard Michelmore
Professor of Plant Sciences
Location: 4311 GBSF, Phone: +1 530 752 1729
Steve Nadler
Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Location: 4206 Storer Phone: +1 530 752 2121
Trevor Suslow
Extension Postharvest Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences
Location: 105 Mann Lab Phone: +1 530 754 8313
Diane Ullman
Professor of Entomology
Becky Westerdahl
Member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Group
Location: 560 Hutchison Hall Phone: +1 530 752 1405

USDA Researchers

Kendra Baumgartner
Research Plant Pathologist
Greg Browne
Research Plant Pathologist
Takao Kasuga
Research Molecular Geneticist
Daniel Kluepfel
Location Coordinator, Research Plant Pathologist
Mysore Sudarshana
Research Plant Pathologist, Adjunct Lecturer in Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Biology and control of viruses and graft-transmissible agents of grapevines, stonefruits, and walnuts.

Emeritus Faculty

George Bruening
Professor Emeritus
Area of Specialization: Mechanisms of natural and genetically engineered resistance against viruses; biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant viruses and subviral RNA agents
Robert Campbell
Professor Emeritus
Mike Davis
Professor Emeritus
John Duniway
Professor Emeritus
Clarence Kado
Professor Emeritus
John Mircetich
Professor Emeritus
Jerry Uyemoto
Professor Emeritus
Beth Teviotdale
CE Plant Pathologist (Emeritus)
Robert Webster
Professor Emeritus
James McDonald
Professor Emeritus
David Gilchrist
Professor Emeritus
Area of Specialization: Genetic, biochemical and molecular analysis of plant-microbe interactions: mycotoxins, programmed cell death in plant disease, diseases of agronomic crops.
Valerie Williamson
Professor of Plant Pathology
Area of Specialization: Genetics and genomics of root-knot nematodes, nematode behavior and attraction to hosts, nematode identification
Neal Van Alfen
Professor Emeritus
Area of Specialization: Fungal Molecular Biology