Adjunct/Courtesy Faculty: PPPMB

Adjunct and Courtesy Faculty have primary affiliations with other sections in the School of Integrative Plant Science, other departments at Cornell, USDA-ARS, or at The Boyce Thompson Institute. These faculty are members of the Graduate Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB) and as such can advise graduate students and serve on graduate student committees.

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Lance Cadle-Davidson

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lance Cadle-Davidson
Sustainable management of grapevine fungal and oomycete diseases
Host-pathogen co-evolution and disease resistance
Enhanced breeding using genomic tools
Maricelis Acevedo
Maricelis Acevedo

Research Professor; Co-director of MPS in Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Maricelis Acevedo
Zhangjun Fei
Zhangjun Fei

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Zhangjun Fei
  • zf25 [at] cornell.edu
Computational analysis of large datasets
Modeling regulatory networks
Melanie Filiatrault
Melanie Filiatrault

Courtesy Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Melanie Filiatrault
  • mjf66 [at] cornell.edu
Bacterial plant pathogens
Small non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins
Pseudomonas syringae
Maria Harrison
Maria Harrison

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Maria Harrison
Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
Phosphate acquisition
Michelle Heck
Michelle Heck

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Michelle Heck
  • mlc68 [at] cornell.edu
Molecular interactions among plant pathogens, insect vectors, and plant hosts
Bryan Swingle
Bryan Swingle

Courtesy Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Bryan Swingle
  • bms45 [at] cornell.edu
Regulation of bacterial stress tolerance
Genetic recombination
Pseudomonas syringae
Xiaohong Wang
Xiaohong Wang

Courtesy Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Xiaohong Wang
Plant-nematode interactions
Potato cyst nematodes
Nematode effector function
Candace Collmer
Candace Collmer

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Candace Collmer
  • cwc6 [at] cornell.edu
Microbial genome annotation
stewart gray
Stewart Gray

Courtesy Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Stewart Gray
  • smg3 [at] cornell.edu
Plant virus-insect vector interactions
Virus diseases of potato and grain crops
Daniel Klessig
Daniel Klessig

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Daniel Klessig
  • dfk8 [at] cornell.edu
Mechanisms of plant immunity
Systemic acquired resistance
Salicylic acid signaling
patricia mowery
Patricia Mowery

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Geneva Plant Pathology

Patricia Mowery
Xylella fastidiosa, the bacterial plant pathogen that causes Pierce's disease in grapes
Peter Palukaitis
Peter Palukaitis

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Peter Palukaitis
  • pfp1 [at] cornell.edu
Molecular analysis of resistance mechanisms elicited by tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
Paul Stodghill
Paul Stodghill

Courtesy Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Paul Stodghill
  • paul.stodghill [at] ars.usda.gov
Computational methods for analyzing large datasets from high-throughput biological experiments