Interested in conducting applied ecological research on plant-associated fungi? In addressing large scale issues related to water conservation and land use management? In learning about plant pathology extension in agriculture? Then you’ve come to the right place!

I am currently recruiting graduate students at the PhD level for Fall 2018 admission. Projects will focus on biology, ecology and management of Fusarium wilt, and interactions with changing water use practices (reduced water quality, deficit irrigation methods). For more information on project details, contact me at Click here for details on how to apply to the Plant Pathology graduate program at UC Davis.

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants and interns. Please email me directly if you are interested:

If you are currently a graduate student at UC Davis and interested in diagnostics, I provide informal opportunities for graduate students to learn how to diagnose diseases from the spring through the fall. Contact me for more information: