Tina is a PhD student in the Plant Pathology program and is co-advised by Dr. Erin Silva. Her project seeks to improve the management of tomato light blight under an organic system. Specifically, Tina is evaluating contemporary predominant clonal lineages of P. infestans for sensitivity to copper fungicides as compared to biopesticides. Her work also investigates the efficacy, mode of action, and implementation of biological products within a sustainable management program.
B.S. Microbiology and Genetics – Iowa State University