PLPA 250 Seminar- Aidan Shands & Chien-Hao Tseng

UCR Belltower
ZOOM Link Contact:

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology's weekly Plant Pathology 250 seminar series is presented this week by:

Aidan Shands, PLPA Graduate Student 

Seminar Title: "Generating Genomic Resources to Study The Root Rot Pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi"

Biography: Aidan Shands is a 4th year PhD candidate in Dr. Patricia Manosalva’s lab. His research involves creating novel genomic resources for the plant pathogen Phytopththora cinnamomi and investigating the genetic diversity of P. cinnamomi in avocado growing regions of California and Mexico.


Chien-Hao Tseng, PLPA Graduate Student 

Seminar Title: "Mechanism underlying a recombinant capsid protein-mediated inhibition of Lettuce infectious yellows virus transmission by whitefly vectors"

Biography: Chien-Hao is a 5th year PhD candidate in Dr. James Ng’s lab. His research is focused on investigating the potential role of the minor coat protein of Lettuce infectious yellows virus as a functional inhibitor to block virus transmission by whitefly vectors.

Faculty Host: Dr. Aln Rao;

Contact Information
Margarita Flores
Plant Pathology 250
Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Target Audience
Students, Faculty, Staff, UCR Community
Let us help you with your search