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UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citurs-detroying disease

Congratulations to Dr. Hailing Jin on this discovery that will help control Citrus Green Disease. From the UCR News Article: "The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide, offers numerous advantages over the antibiotics currently used to treat...

Dr. Alex Putman is Co-PI on a $10M Sustainable Agriculture Systems grant from the USDA

Congratulations are in order to Dr. Alex Putman, who is a Co-PI on a $10M grant from the United Stated Department of Agriculture focused on developing artificial intelligence for sustainable agriculture! You can read the UCR News Article titled "UCR wins $10 Million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture" here: https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2020/06/22/ucr-wins-10-million-develop-ai-sustainable-agriculture Dr. Putman will be...
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Dr. Hailing Jin's Lab Featured in Outlook Piece Published in Nature

Dr. Hailing Jin and her group are featured in an "Outlook" piece just published in Nature. The story focused on how her group is developing sprays consisting of extracellular vesicles containing RNA to silence genes in fungal pathogens of crops. Read the piece on the Nature site here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01771-1
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Dr. Ansel Hsiao is corresponding author on paper published in Cell

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Ansel Hsiao, who is the corresponding author on a paper just published in Cell! "Interpersonal gut microbiome variation drives susceptibility and resistance to cholera infection". Other authors of the paper include Hsiao lab members: Salma Alavi, Jonathan D. Mitchell, Jennifer Y. Cho, Rui Liu, and John C. Macbeth. The...

Microbiology & Plant Pathology Black Lives Matter Statement

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology joins in solidarity with our Black community of students, staff, and colleagues to strongly condemn racism. As a department, we pledge to continue our work implementing policies aimed at advancing diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice in our community by: 1) Immediately forming a Committee for Diversity and Inclusion...

Dr. Sydney Glassman publishes Op-Ed in The Press Enterprise

Dr. Sydney Glassman's Op-Ed "Gov. Newsom must make a priority of funding our UCs" was published in the print edition of the Press-Enterprise. You can read the article at the following link. https://www.pe.com/2020/06/10/gov-newsom-must-make-a-priority-of-funding-our-ucs/
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Rao Lab Co-Authored Paper Published in PNAS(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

Congratulations to Dr. Rao, who has co-authored a paper in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) focused on the structure of the multipartite Brome Mosaic Virus (BMV)! Graduate student Antara Chakravarty was also an author on the study. You can read the paper at the following PNAS website link: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/20/10673.short?rss=1 The UCR press...
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Dr. Hailing Jin has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Congratulations to Dr. Hailing Jin Professor in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology on being elected a Fellow of the AAM (American Academy of Microbiology). From the AAM website: "Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on...
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Virologist Dr. Juliet Morrison Discusses COVID-19 Treatments

Dr. Juliet Morrison, Assistant Professor and Virologist in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology discussed COVID-19 treatments with UCR news. A section from the UCR article Hope for the Infected: "Though no proven treatment for COVID-19 currently exists, UC Riverside virologist Juliet Morrison feels there’s a good chance one will emerge. Morrison, an assistant...
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Dr. Caroline Roper receives 2020 Lee M. Hutchins Award from the American Phytopathological Society

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Roper, Associate Professor in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology for receiving the 2020 Lee M. Hutchins Award from the American Phytopathological Society. The Hutchins Award recognizes significant research on basic or applied aspects of diseases of perennial fruit plants within the past 10 years.
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Dr. Shou-Wei Ding receives Noel Keen Award from the American Phytopathological Society

Congratulations to Dr. Shou-Wei Ding, Professor in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology for receiving the 2020 Noel Keen Award from the APS (American Phytopathological Society). With this award Dr. Ding joins a long list of very distinguished plant molecular pathologist honored by the American Phytopathological Society.
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Dr. Jason Stajich has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Stajich, Professor in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology on being elected a Fellow of the AAM (American Academy of Microbiology). From the AAM website: "Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on...
Calavan Winners 2020

Edmond C. Calavan Memorial Scholarship Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to this years Edmond C. Calavan Memorial Scholarship Award Winners Daniel Chen, and Wiphawee Lessuthphonchai, graduate students in Plant Pathology. This award is presented annually to meritorious graduate students that have demonstrated excellence in research and creative, forward thinking in the field of Plant Pathology. The prize consists of a cash award, a plaque...
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Microbiology Interdepartmental Graduate Student Award Winner 2020

Congratulations to this years Microbiology Interdepartmental Graduate Student Award Winner Alexander Carrillo, graduate student in Microbiology. This award is presented annually to a meritorious graduate student in an Interdepartmental Graduate Program working in the laboratory of a Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology faculty member. The prize consists of a cash award, a plaque, and...
Tsao Award Winners 2020

Peter and Pamela Tsao Scholarship Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to this years Peter and Pamela Tsao Endowed Graduate Student Award Winners Amy Boyd (GGB Graduat Student), Nichole Ginnan (Plant Pathology Graduate Student, and Natasha Jackson (Microbiology Graduate Student). This year this award was presented to 3 meritorious graduate students in the department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology with a research focus on soil-borne...
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Dr. Hailing Jin Named Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science

Congratulation's to Dr. Hailing Jin, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology for making the list of the most highly cited researchers. From the UCR News Article: "In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for...
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Vidalakis Lab Paper on Diagnostics Published on PLOS ONE

A paper from the Georgios Vidalakis Lab at UC Riverside has now been published on PLOS ONE. In the study they propose/argue for a more through and standardized way of designing and validating diagnostics. Below is a an excerpt from the discussion but you can read the paper titled "Full genome characterization of 12 citrus...
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Hannah Shulman Receives DOE Fellowship

Microbiology program and Dr. Emma Aronson graduate student Hannah Shulman has received the 2020 Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Fellowship. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend while conducting research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Congratulations Hannah on this fellowship!
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Faculty Awarded Prestigious Fellowships from CIFAR

Microbiology and Plant Pathology Professor's Dr. Hailing Jin and Dr. Jason Stajich have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) for their proposal to study fungi and fungi's dangers and benefits. Read more about the awarded fellowships at the INSIDE UCR story here.
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Georgios Vidalakis named Citrus Research Board Presidential Researcher

CE Specialist and Professor Georgios Vidalakis, has been named the Citrus Research Board Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection! The Citrus Researcher funds provide dedicated support to improve California Citrus production and quality. Read more about the endowed citrus research position at the Inside UCR news story here.
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