My research interests include: understanding the biology, ecology and genetics of emerging tree/plant pathogenic fungi using population genetics and genomic methods, studying the interactions of plant and fungi that govern variation in host specialization, pathogenicity, and virulence, and understanding genomic drivers of fungal species delimitation and divergence with a focus on pathogens important to Colorado’s forests, shade and fruit trees, and forests worldwide.
Graduate Students Advised
- Jessa Ata – PhD in Plant Pathology
- John Dobbs – MS in Plant Pathology
- Bradley Lalande – PhD in Plant Pathology
- K.A. Leddy – MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Stephan Miller – PhD in Plant Pathology
Courses I Teach
Forest Health Issues
Current topics related to forest and shade tree health from ecosystems to tree defense physiology.