Seminar: Interactions Mediating Transmission of Viruses by Arthropod Vectors

Dr. Anna Whitfield, Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
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April 11, 2016, 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM

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Dr. Anna Whitfield's work is focused on plant/virus/vector interactions and on the use of advanced molecular and -omics tools in three systems:

  1. Frankliniella occidentalis (Western flower thrips) and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV);
  2. Peregrinus maidis (corn planthopper) and Maize mosaic rhabdovirus (MMV);
  3. Aceria tosichella (wheat curl mite) and Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV).

Anna has authored more than thirty peer-reviewed publications, has received numerous and prestigious grants, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), and has led many outreach activities.

She has received her M.S. with Diane Ullman from UC-Davis and her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with Tom German from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was a postdoctoral fellow in Wooster, Ohio, with Saskia Hogenhout.

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