Science Seminar: Kelly S. Allen – Building Healthier Crops Using Plant Disease Resistance

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm
Location: Zoom Link

Kelly S. Allen
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst Plant Biology Graduate Program

Plant diseases caused by biotic pathogens significantly impact cultivated and non-cultivated plant life, resulting in devastating losses of agricultural crop yields, forest habitats, horticultural specimen, and more. Scientists are still unraveling the complex interactions between plant hosts and their pathogenic foe. How can we examine these interactions and use this knowledge combat pathogens and grow healthier plants from the start? Plant pathologist and Ph.D. Candidate Kelly S. Allen will discuss her research on basil downy mildew, a disease challenging basil growers around the world. This seminar will dive into the process of investigating plant diseases and focus on how plant scientists collaborate to approach real-world challenges from the lab to the field.

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