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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory
Davis, Robert
Research Leader
robert.davis@ars.usda.gov
301-504-5745
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 004, RM. 118, BARC-WEST
Beltsville MD 20705

Mission:
The mission of the Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory is to solve problems related to the management and control of agriculturally important plant diseases. The Laboratory's research program involves comprehensive studies of plant diseases caused by two major types of pathogens: 1) subcellular pathogens (viruses and viroids) and 2) prokaryotes (phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas and walled bacteria), and studies of plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. The research addresses the ecology, morphology, systematics, biochemistry, molecular biology, host/resistance, genetics, and genomics of the pathogens; host-pathogen interactions; and the development of new diagnostic approaches and safe disease control mechanisms. Our research addresses damaging diseases of crops including grape, apple, citrus, alfalfa, corn, sugar beet, and vegetable crops. Our scientific advances impact agricultural crops, forest and ornamental trees, natural ecosystems, and animal health.

  Northeast Area
    Beltsville, Maryland (barc)
      Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
      Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory
People:
Baker, Con
(301) 504-5617

Research Plant Pathologist
Bottner, Kristi
(301) 504-6024

Microbiologist
Cabrera-Woscek, Julia
(301) 504-5739

Biological Science Lab Technician
Cating, Robert
(301) 504-5203

POST DOC
Dailey, Mary
(301) 504-5745

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT (OA)
Davis, Robert
(301) 504-5745

Research Leader
Ding, Fang
(301) 504-5099

Visiting Scientist
Hammond, Rosemarie
(301) 504-5203

Research Plant Pathologist
Hartung, John
(301) 504-6374

Research Plant Pathologist
Kovalskaya, Natalia
(301) 504-5099

Visiting Scientist
Kreger, Nancy
(301) 504-5203

Molecular Biologist
Lashley, Leisel
(301) 504-6374

Visiting Scientist
Lee, Ing Ming
(301) 504-6024

Research Plant Pathologist
Li, Haiyan
(301) 504-5267

Post Doc (Microbiologist)
Mock, Norton
(301) 504-7937

Biologist
Nemchinov, Lev
(301) 504-5099

Research Molecular Biologist
Nian, Siji
(301) 504-5267

Visiting Scientist
Paul, Cristina
(301) 504-7657

Horticulturist
Postnikova, Olga
(301) 504-6202

Visiting Scientist
Shao, Jonathan
(301) 504-6290

Bioinformaticist
Smigocki, Anna
(301) 504-7118

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Smith, Jodi
(202) 327-1602

Agricultural Research Technician
Wei, Wei
(301) 504-6202

Research Molecular Biologist
Yuan, Qing
(301) 504-5267

Visiting Scientist
Zhao, Yan
(301) 504-6202

Research Molecular Biologist
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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