We study diseases of field crops, but more importantly the biology and genetics of fungal and oomycete organisms that cause disease. We utilize both classic techniques such as culturing causal agents and the latest technologies such as next generation sequencing of metagenomes to improve disease management by understanding the organisms, factors and host-pathogen interactions that drive disease.
Wondering what plant pathology is or if it might be the right career choice for you? See this you-tube video. Our national society websites contain additional information on Plant Pathology: APS and APPS