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Dr. Bhabesh Dutta

Title: Associate Professor

University: University of Georgia

Role: Project Director

Web URL: https://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/people/faculty/bhabesh-dutta.html

Contact Info: | 229-386-7495

Dr. David Langston

Title: Professor and Director

University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Role: Co-PD

Web URL: https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/tidewater/people/langston-biography.html

Contact Info: | (757) 807-6536

Dr. Christine Smart

Title: Professor

University: Cornell University

Role: Co-PI

Web URL: https://cals.cornell.edu/christine-durbahn-smart

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Dr. Steve Rideout

Title: Professor

University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Role: Co-PI

Web URL: https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/eastern-shore/people/rideout-bio.html

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Dr. Sydney Everhart

Title: Associate Professor

University: University of Nebraska

Role: Co-PI

Web URL: https://plantpathology.unl.edu/sydney-everhart

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Dr. Tim Coolong

Title: Professor

University: University of Georgia

Role: Co-PI; Lead for the cultural control objectives in Georgia.

Web URL: https://hort.caes.uga.edu/people/faculty/tim-coolong.html

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Dr. Greg Colson

Title: Associate Professor

University: University of Georgia

Role: Co-PI; Economist

Web URL: https://agecon.uga.edu/people/faculty/gregory-colson.html

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Christy Hoepting

Title: Extension Vegetable Specialist

University: Cornell University

Role: Collaborator

Web URL: http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/

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Dr. Aparna Petkar

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

University: University of Georgia

Role: Co-PI; Project management and leading disease survey, fungicide resistance and pathogen population biology studies in Alternaria in Georgia.

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Dr. Rachel Koch

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Role: Genetic diversity and population structure of A. brassicicola utilizing high-throughput sequencing and population genomics analyses, assisting in development of a diagnostic assay that can be deployed in the field to rapidly detect fungicide resistance in pathogen populations

Web URL: https://www.unl.edu/psi/rachel-koch

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Trey Doss

Title: Research Professional

University: University of Georgia

Role: Fungal Isolations, pathogenicity assays, and general lab management.

Web URL: https://site.caes.uga.edu/duttalab/research-professionals/

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Ty Torrance

Title: Tri-County Vegetable Extension Agent

University: University of Georgia

Role: Collaborator

Web URL: www.ugaextension.org/grady

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Dr. Hirut Betaw

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

University: Cornell University

Role: Fungal isolations, pathogenicity assays, inoculum preparation,

plot rating, and general management.

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Dr. Kate-Cassity-Duffy

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

University: University of Georgia

Role: Impact of cultural control (variety, irrigation and N-fertilization) on Alternaria severity

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Dr. Navjot Kaur

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

University: University of Georgia

Role: Biology of seed infestation in broccoli by Alternaria sp., and evaluate sustainable seed treatments

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Edgar H. Nieto-Lopez

Title: Ph.D. Candidate

University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Role: Alternaria isolations from symptomatic tissue, phylogenetic analyses, and fungicide sensitivity assays.

Web URL: https://edgarnietofungi.github.io/website/.

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Daniel Cerritos Garcia

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University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Role: Fungicide sensitivity assays and population genetic analyses.

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Colin Day

Title: Research Support Specialist

University: Cornell University

Role: Field prep and management, fungicide application,

and irrigation and fertility trial establishment.

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Nick King

Title: Undergraduate Intern

University: Cornell University

Role: Field work (planting and maintenance)

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