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Department of Plant Pathology
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One Shields Avenue - Davis, CA 95616-8751
Department Business Office: 354 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (530) 752 -0300 - Fax: (530) 752-5674
Department Chair: Dave Rizzo
     
UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology

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The mission of the UC Davis Plant Pathology department is to improve plant health in the agricultural and natural landscape, so as to ensure long term food security and continuation of natural resource availability at the local, national and global scale.


Through partnerships with producers, regulatory agencies, consumer communities and industry, we seek to identify key disease problems, develop short, medium and long-term solutions, and disseminate critical management information.


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Department of Plant Pathology News

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.