Dr. Patricia Manosalva is PI on $4.4M USDA/NIFA SCRI Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Manosalva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology and Director of the Avocado Rootstock Breeding Program, who is the principal investigator on a new $4.4M grant from the USDA/NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The grant is titled "Reducing avocado losses to major challenges by improving resistance selection and disease management using next generation technologies" Co-PIs are Dr. Jim Adaskaveg from the Microbiology and Plant Pathology department and Dr. Hyoseung Kim and Dr. Ashok Mulchandani from the Bourns College of Engineering.


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