Alumni News

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. 

Plant Pathology Alumnus Mike Wingfield (Ph.D. 1983) was recently honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. Read more >>

Alumnus Zane Grabau (M.S. 2013, Ph.D. 2015) recently was offered the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the Entomology and Nematology Department. Read more >>

As an Adjunct Professor at Universidad de la Republica, Plant Pathology alumnus Carlos Perez (PhD 2008, MS 2005) brings together two diverse areas of study focusing on plant disease management of both Eucalyptus tree and field crop diseases in Uruguay. Read more >>

Plant Pathology alumnus John Laurence (MS 1973, PhD 1976) retired from the U.S. Forest Service on September 30, 2015. Read more about the career of Laurence who has held positions at Cornell University, BTI, and the US Forest Service. 

As Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Protection at the National School of Agriculture in Meknes, Morocco, Plant Pathology alumnus Mohammed Boulif (PhD 1986) teaches the next generation of plant pathologists integrated disease management strategies to help them to work with farmers to improve growing practices using sound scientific knowledge and field research results. Read more >>

As the Variety Creation Lead for Pepsico alumnus Haiyan Jia (M.S. 2005) prides herself on being able to create healthy, nutritious and fun food and beverage products for people around the globe. Learn more about her current work as well as how Plant Pathology prepared her for a successful career in industry.


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