Plant Pathology

 

Dr. Bill Dawson

  Dr. Bill Dawson

  Eminent Scholar
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8714
  Email: wodtmv@ufl.edu

Research

Our laboratory works on the molecular genetics of virus-host interactions and methods to control diseases caused by Citrus tristeza virus (CTV). We have developed CTV into a tool to help find methods to control citrus canker and greening. [Read More]


Dr. Choaa El-Mohtar

  Dr. Choaa El-Mohtar

  Research Assistant Scientist
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8720
  Email: mohtarc@ufl.edu

Research

My program works mainly with the development and the deployment of CTV infectious clones for basic science research and practical purposes (HLB/Asian citrus psyllid control).
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Dr. Megan Dewdney

  Dr. Megan Dewdney

  Associate Professor
  Plant Pathology & Extension Specialist
  Phone: 863.956.8651
  Email: mmdewdney@ufl.edu


Research

Extension responsibilities focus on integrated management and control measures for citrus canker and citrus greening with additional responsibilities for fungal pathogens. Research projects include better understanding the biology of both bacterial and fungal pathogens to lead to enhanced control.
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Dr. Evan Johnson

  Dr. Evan Johnson

  Research Assistant Scientist
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8649
  Email: egjohnson@ufl.edu


Research

Our research focuses the effects and interactions of systemic citrus pathogens with the root system for better understanding of the belowground pathology and for management of root health. This includes study of synergistic interactions of these pathogens with soil-borne root pathogens and pests of citrus. [Read More]


Dr. Nabil Killiny

  Dr. Nabil Killiny

  Associate Professor
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8833
  Email: nabilkilliny@ufl.edu

Research

My research interests focus on the biology of pathogen-vector interfaces. Interactions between vector and pathogen vary from simple mechanical transmission to intricate interactions where the pathogens must develop and multiply within vectors. [Read More]


Dr. Amit Levy

  Dr. Amit Levy

  Assistant Professor
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8704
  Email: amitlevy@ufl.edu

Research

My general area of interest is the biology of pathogen-host interactions. The lab's main research focus is the biology and molecular characteristics of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) infection, and identification of the molecular and cellular events which underlie the virus' ability to infect and spread within a plant.
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