Mentors and Research Interests

Washington da Silva

Dr. Washington da Silva


Studying the molecular biology and evolution of wine grape viruses

Lindsay Triplett

Dr. Lindsay Triplett

Microbiologist and Molecular Plant Pathologist

Studying how protists affect bacteria in the rhizosphere

Carlos Tamez

Dr. Carlos Tamez

Analytical Chemist

Studying organic contaminants on produce

Leigh Whittinghill

Dr. Leigh Whittinghill

Urban Agricultural Scientist

Studying growth media and runoff from green roofs and container gardens

Sara Nason

Dr. Sara Nason

Analytical Chemist

Studying how plants can remediate PFAS contamination

Susanna Kerio

Dr. Susanna Kerio

Urban Forester

Studying the effects of pathogens and climate stress on urban trees

Nubia Zuverza

Dr. Nubia Zuverza

Analytical Chemist

Studying the fate of agricultural nanoparticles in the environment

Quan Zeng

Dr. Quan Zeng

Microbiologist and Molecular Plant Pathologist

Studying in identifying biocontrol bacteria for fire blight disease of apple

Claire Rutledge"

Dr. Claire Rutledge


Studying distribution and control of Emerald Ash Borer

Blaire Steven

Dr. Blaire Steven

Microbial Ecologist

Studying microbial agonists to plant pathogens