Alumni News

Last month, Pablo Olivera visited Ethiopia to participate as a trainer at the Wheat Rust Pathology Training organized by the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) Project at Cornell University and the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR). In collaboration with local and international scientists, Pablo was involved in developing and implementing a five days theoretical and practical training on wheat rusts. Read more >>

To celebrate this award, Adjunct Associate Professor Matt Rouse will give a seminar titled "Wheat Stem Rust Resistance 50 Years After Borlaug’s Green Revolution" at the 11th Annual Dr. Norman Borlaug Memorial Lecture on October 23rd. For more details on the event visit the lecture website. Read more >>

As Senior Researcher and Professor at Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) Uruguay (National Institute for Agricultural Research), alumna Nora Altier's research is focused on developing bio-protection programs to minimize the impact of diseases and pests on forages, field and horticultural crops, and forest ecosystems and provide professional development opportunities for graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Read more about our 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner. Read more >>

Alumnus Dimitre Mollov (Ph.D. 2012) was recently awarded the USDA-ARS Early Career Research Scientist of the Year Award. For more on Mollov read our alumni spotlight. Read more >>

As the National Program Leader for Plant Pathology with the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, alumna Rubella Goswami (Ph.D. 2005) works with programs in the Plant Protection area, supporting initiatives that protect food production systems and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. Read more >>

Vergel Concibido was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award from the Department of Plant Pathology. His former advisor Nevin Young nominated Vergel for this award. Read more >>

Plant Pathology Alumnus Ben MillettAs a Research Scientist in the Data Science & Informatics Department at DuPont Pioneer, alumnus Ben Millett (Ph.D. 2008) creates user-friendly interfaces to the models with which the breeders and other research scientists can interact. The overall goal of this is to use predictions to inform advancement decisions and prescribe the right management practices. Read more>>

Congrats to alumnus Dave Rizzo (Ph.D. 1993) for being awarded the 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. This award is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation and, at $45,000, it is believed to be the largest recognition of its kind in the nation! Read more>>

As a USDA Plant Pathologist, plant pathology alumnus Dimitre Mollov (Ph.D. 2012) is driven to develop diagnostic protocols for use in federal and state regulatory and research programs with the objective of preventing the introduction and spread of plant viral diseases in U.S. agriculture. Read more>>

Alumnus David Rizzo (Ph.D. 1993featured in the New York Times for his work investigating tree deaths in California due to sudden oak death. 

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