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Plant Pathology

Workgroup Chair Information
Name Akif Eskalen (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 752-0304
Unit: Plant Pathology - CAES
Name Margaret Lloyd (Co-Chair)
Phone 530-564-8642
Unit: Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
Membership List
AES Scientist
Adaskaveg, James Plant Pathology
  Professor and Plant Pathologist (test editing) Mycology, plant pathology, ecology and epidimiology of fungi (test edits)
Borkovich, Katherine Plant Pathology
  Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology Environmental sensing pathways used by fungi to respond to plant hosts and/or their environment
Bostock, Richard Plant Pathology - CAES
  Distinguished Professor, Plant Pathologist-AES Physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of host-pathogen interaction; diseases of fruit and nut crops
Epstein, Lynn Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Emerita Breeding for disease resistance, especially for Fusarium wilt on celery and wheat stripe rust; Sustainable agriculture; Biology, biochemical ecology and control of phytopathogenic fungi; Fungal development; Efficient design of field trials
Falk, Bryce Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Plant Pathologist-AES Plant virology, virus vector relationships, engineered resistance
Gilbertson, Robert Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Seed pathology, virology, insect-transmitted viruses
Gilchrist, David Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor   Plant Pathologist-AES Genetics and physiology of host-pathogen interaction, diseases of agronomic crops
Lindow, Steven Dean's Office CNR
  Professor and Executive Associate Dean, CNR Molecular and ecological studies of plant-associated bacteria
Lynch, Shannon Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis
  Forest Pathology in Social-Ecological Systems
McRoberts, Neil Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Plant Disease Epidemiology
Michailides, Themis Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Plant Pathologist and Lecturer Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Rizzo, David Plant Pathology - CAES
  Department Chair and Professor Mycology; fungal diseases of woody plants, fungal ecology; forest pathology
Ronald, Pamela Plant Pathology - CAES
  Assistant Plant Pathologist Molecular biology of plant disease resistance to pathogens
Vidalakis, Georgios Plant Pathology
  Professor & UC Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology - Director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) Graft-transmissible diseases of citrus diagnosis and therapy & citrus germplasm.
CE Advisor
Aegerter, Brenna San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Vegetable Crops, Plant Pathology
Bender, Gary San Diego North County Office
  Farm Advisor-Emeritus Subtropical horticulture, deciduous fruit trees, irrigation, water quality, pest management, root rot and pathology of avocados and citrus, avocado canopy management
de la Fuente, Maria Monterey County
  Farm Advisor & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
Downer, Arthur Ventura County
  Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor Emeritus Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Fichtner, Elizabeth Tulare County
  Farm Advisor Orchard Systems
Frate, Carol Tulare County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Alfalfa, dry beans, sugarbeets, corn, plant pathology
Greer, Christopher San Luis Obispo County
  Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest Management of Agricultural Crops
Holtz, Brent San Joaquin County
  County Director and Farm Advisor Pomology, deciduous tree fruits and nuts, plant pathology, Whole Orchard Recycling
Koike, Steven Monterey County
  Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Emeritus Plant pathology research and education for vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops; plant disease diagnostics; food safey research and extension.
Light, Sarah Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Agronomy Farm Advisor Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, Safflower, Hemp, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Agronomy, Annual Cropping Systems in the Sacramento Valley.
Lloyd, Margaret Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Small Farms Advisor Organic
Milliron, Luke Butte County
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Nguyen, Cuong Huu Imperial County
  Food Safety and Organic Production Area Advisor Food Safety and Food Processing
Nouri, Mohamed San Joaquin County
  Cooperative Extension Orchard Systems Advisor Walnuts, cherries, olives, apples, miscellaneous fruits, Plant Pathology
Nunez, Juan Kern County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus (Retired) Vegetable crops
Pastrana Leon, Ana Maria Imperial County
  Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Rijal, Jhalendra Stanislaus County
  Area IPM Advisor Entomology, insect pest management, insect mating disruption, insect spatial distribution and quantitative sampling, insect behavior and chemical ecology
Stapleton, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Plant Pathologist Integrated pest management; alternatives to synthetic chemical products for disease and pest control; solar energy in pest management; ecological engineering; pest issues in natural areas; biological, physical, and cultural management of reservoirs of weedy plant propagative materials; seed pathology; sustainable and appropriate pest management technologies; circular economy issues
Sutherland, Andrew Alameda County Cooperative Extension
  Urban Integrated Pest Management Advisor urban (household & structural) IPM of insects and other arthropods
Swain, Steven Marin County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Woody plants and their pests and diseases, integrated pest management, water use and conservation, defensible space for fire
Symmes, Emily Tehama County
  Area IPM Advisor Integrated pest management
Turini, Thomas Fresno County
  Vegetable Crops Advisor Vegetable crops production with emphasis in plant disease management and activities in entomology and nutrient management.
Varela, Lucia Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  North Coast IPM Advisor - Emeritus Apples, pears, wine grapes, pest management
Vinchesi-Vahl, Amber
  Area Vegetable Crops Advisor Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Pollinators, Insect-vectored diseases, vegetable crops, soilborne fungal pathogens, processing tomatoes, muskmelons, cucumber beetle
Wang, Yu-Chen Santa Cruz County
  Farm Advisor Plant Pathology Plant pathology
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor - Emeritus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
Yaghmour, Mohammad Kern County
  Area Orchard Systems Advisor
CE Specialist
Davis, R Plant Pathology - CAES
  CE Plant Pathologist Diseases of vegetable & field crops
Del Castillo Munera, Johanna Plant Pathology - CAES
  Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension Basic biologic understanding of fungal and oomycete pathogens, and development of applied research to solve current problems that agriculture faces in greenhouse to the field. I am particularly interested in developing and improving sustainable solutions for disease control through studies of fungal and oomycete biology, population genetics and community ecology.
Eskalen, Akif Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor of Cooperative Extension in Plant Pathology Research in my lab is applied and focuses on the identification, biology, epidemiology, and control of fungal pathogens on vines, small fruit & berries, and pome fruits in California.
Garbelotto Benzon, NH Matteo M Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Extension Specialist in Forest Pathology and Adjunct Professor Forest pathology and mycology, biodiversity,
Golino, Deborah Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  CE Specialist, Director, Foundation Plant Services, Plant Pathology Department Virus diseases of horticultural crops and nursery clean stock programs
Khodadadi, Fatemeh Plant Pathology
  UC Cooperative Extension specialist Khodadadi’s research focuses on plant pathogens and disease management strategies for subtropical trees, especially citrus and avocado.
Mathews, Deborah Plant Pathology
  Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Plant Pathology & Assistant Plant Pathologist - Ornamental Crops Diseases of ornamental crops, Improving detection of viral pathogens, Characterization of new viruses
Mauk, Peggy Botany & Plant Sciences
  Director of Agricultural Operations/Subtropical Horticulture CE Specialist Citrus, avocados, and dates, crop production management, fiscal and personnel management
Putman, Alexander Plant Pathology
  Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Assistant Plant Pathologist Vegetable and strawberry crops; epidemiology and disease management; downy mildew diseases; soilborne pathogens
Rolshausen, Philippe Botany & Plant Sciences
  Associate CE Specialist Sub Tropical Crops
Subbarao, Krishna Plant Pathology - CAES
  Plant Pathologist, CE Specialist Epidemiology, population biology, and integrated control of plant pathogens
Suslow, Trevor Department of Plant Sciences
  Extension Research Specialist Preharvest to Postharvest Microbial food safety systems,postharvest transportation, Postharvest pathology
Swett, Cassandra Plant Pathology - CAES
  CE Specialist Vegetable and field crop pathology
Trouillas, Florent Plant Pathology - CAES
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Fruit and Nut Crops, Plant Pathology
Other ANR
DeBiase, Ria
Farrar, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Director, Statewide IPM Program IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Kosina, Petr Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Content Development Supervisor
Patton, Mackenzie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Integrated Pest Management Advisor
(info only) Broome, Janet C. "Jenny"
  Research Manager Berries, grapes, tree fruit, organic, plant health
Lynch, Shannon SUNNY-ESF
  Assistant Professor Forest pathology
Membership Totals
Number of Members61
ANR Members59
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