Dr. M. Caroline Roper
Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. Roper is the Principal Investigator for the bactericide project. She has extensive knowledge with crop diseases caused by fastidious prokaryotes. Her research program aims at understanding the interactions between pathogens and their host plants as well as how pathogens function in the context of microbial communities and plant microbiomes.
Dr. Philippe E. Rolshausen
Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. Dr. Rolshausen is leading the extension and outreach component of the bactericide project. In addition, he is the leader for the research and extension CUPS project in California. His program focuses on how biotic and abiotic stresses impact tree crop health and productivity.
Dr. James Borneman
Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. Borneman is Co-Principal investigator on the bactericide project and leading the microbiome and bioinformatics analyses. His research group develops and uses molecular microbial ecology methods to identify organisms involved in specific functions in agriculture and medicine.
Dr. Georgios Vidalakis
Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. Vidalakis is a Co-Project Investigator on the bactericide project and involved in extension and outreach. His research program is on viral and potential microbial diseases of citrus in California. Dr. Vidalakis is also the director of the Citrus Clonal Protection Program with the responsibility to provide researchers and growers with stocks of stable, disease-tested citrus fruit and rootstock varieties.