Mentors and Research Interests


Clockwise from top left: Drs. Elizabeth Roberts, Claire Rutledge, Lindsay Triplett with Quan Zeng, Blaire Steven, Adriana Arango-Velez, and Wade Elmer. 

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Dr. Rebecca Silady (SCSU): Plant physiologist and molecular biologist, studying drought stress responses in crop plants

Dr. Elizabeth Roberts (SCSU): Microbiologist and molecular biologist, studying beneficial endophytic fungi and bacteria of plants

Dr. Lindsay Triplett (CAES): Microbiologist and molecular plant pathologist, studying bacterial plant pathogens and their mechanisms for tolerance to stress

Dr. Robert Marra (CAES): Mycologist and forest pathologist, studying population biology of wood-degrading forest fungi

Dr. Jason White (CAES): Analytical chemist, studying fate of agricultural nanoparticles in the environment 

Dr. Wade Elmer (CAES): Plant pathologist, studying effect of agricultural nanoparticles on crop diseases

Dr. Quan Zeng (CAES)Microbiologist and molecular plant pathologist, studying antisense antibiotics for pathogen control

Dr. Claire Rutledge (CAES): Entomologist, studying distribution and control of Emerald Ash Borer

Dr. Blaire Steven (CAES): Microbial ecologist, studying microbial agonists to plant pathogens 


Dr. James Kearns (SCSU): Analytical chemist, studying the accumulation of metals in plants using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectoscopy (ICP-OES) 

Dr. Jeffrey Ward (CAES): Forest ecologist, studying the impact of management methods on long-term forest health