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CALS SAIGE International Seminar with Dr. Jean Ristaino
October 18, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster, will present about her international research experiences.
Her research uses molecular tools for addressing basic ecological questions concerning the spread of microorganisms in nature. She conducts Phytophthora diagnostics workshops in Latin America. Dr. Ristaino’s late blight research has been featured on CNN, Discovery Channel, radio (NPR, BBC, Voice of America) and in newspaper and magazine articles. Dr. Ristaino’s research has not only impacted the understanding and direction of plant pathology, but has also influenced how the general public and policymakers view science and scientists. She serves as a Senior Science Advisor and Jefferson Science Fellow at USAID Washington in the Bureau of Food Security.
Come and hear about Dr. Ristaino’s experiences working with international partners and some of the lessons she has learned.
Ice cream social runs from 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Seminar starts at 1:00 pm.