Current Lab Members

The lab in 2022. From left to right: Tatsiana Shymanovich, Amanda mainello, Allsion Coomber, Jean Ristaino and Amanda Saville. Not shown, Inga Meadows.

Amanda Saville  is the lab manager and works on a variety of projects involving  mostly Phytophthora infestans.

Allison Coomber is a PhD graduate student in functional Genomics. She is working on a project to understand the evoltuion of viroulence in Phytophtoea infestans. She has also develoed a T-BAS phylogentic tool for Emerging Phytophthora species.

Amanda Maniello is a PhD graduate student working on a project to develop sensors for detection of two invaisive Phytophthora species, P. ramorum and P kernoviae.

PhD student Inga Meadows. Inga is a full time extention faculty member based in Waynesville NC. She is working on a project to survey ornamental greehouses for Phytophthora species and provide management solutions to growers .

Dr. Tatsiana Shymanovitch is a postdoctoral scholar inthe lab. She is working on a PSI funded project to develop sensors for detection of four pathogens on tomaro (Phytophthora infestans, TSWV, Xanthomaonas perforans and Alternaria linariae ).