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Citrus Series Podcast

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Exploring the stories behind scientists and their work.

Beyond the Bench is a new podcast series hosted by graduate students at UC Riverside. These podcasts feature scientists across many disciplines, but a subsection of episodes (Citrus Series) focuses exclusively on HLB and the scientists working to combat this citrus disease. The podcast explores both research approaches and personal stories about the careers of these scientists. 

Beyond The Bench is working on recording season 2, which will feature more citrus scientists. 

You can listen to the first season via Anchor, Apple, or Spotify, which includes interviews with the following researchers:

Karl Haro Von Mogel
Haro von Mogel

PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison Botany and Postdoctoral Scholar Plant Sciences University of California, Riverside. Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog at Biology Fortified Inc (BFI).

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Michelle Heck

Research Molecular Biologist USDA-ARS, BioIPM Research Unit. Adjunct Assistant Scientist Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Adjunct Assistant Professor Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Cornell University Learn more about Michelle Heck

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Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell

Former Director of Lindcove REC, Research Entomologist at UC Riverside, member of Science for Citrus Health team. Read more about Dr. Grafton-Cardwell's research by visiting her Research Snapshot.

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Emilyn Matsumura

Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Bryce Falk's lab, Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis. 

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Neil McRoberts

Professor of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, panelist for the UC ANR Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative, and Western Region Director for the National Plant Diagnostic Network. Read more about Dr. McRoberts' research by visiting his Research Snapshot.

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Monique Rivera

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist at UC Riverside, also a member of Science for Citrus Health team.

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Lukasz Stelinski

University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, Professor of Entomology and Nematology Learn more about Dr. Stelinski

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Jim Thomson

Research Geneticist at U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more about Dr. Thomson's research by visiting his Research Snapshot.

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Jess Trinh

A 3rd year PhD student at UC Davis, in the lab of Dr. Gitta Coaker. Research focuses on understanding the plant immune responses to Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the putative causative agent of citrus Huanglongbing (HLB).

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