MacKenzie Patton

Plant Pathology, Ph.D., expected 2019

I am from Dallas, Texas. I received my bachelors in Biology at University of Texas at Tyler, where I worked for a molecular entomologist. There I worked with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, the causal agent of Zebra chip disease in potatoes, and the population genetics of Bagrada hilaris, a recently introduced pest of the Brassicaceae family. As a freshman, I feel in love with plants and have since become fascinated with the plant-pathogen interactions. I will have started as a PhD grad student in the Plant Pathology Department at UC Davis in fall 2015, where I hope to elucidate mechanisms involved in plant-pathogen interactions.

Noah Gardner

Plant Pathology, Ph. D., expected 2020

Bio coming soon!