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Dr. Gloria Abad Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor

Posted: August 1, 2010

Acting Director of the USDA-APHIS Molecular Diagnostics Lab in Beltsville Maryland has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor to the Department of Plant Pathology.

Dr. Gloria Abad has been appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor to the Department of Plant Pathology by Dean McPheron. Dr. Abad is currently Acting Director of the USDA-APHIS Molecular Diagnostics Lab in Beltsville Maryland. Dr. Abad is an expert in Phytophthora and Pythium identification and has organized and led several successful international workshops on fungal identification. She also collaborates with scientists in Latin America on Oomycete isolations and identifications. Currently, she is working with Dr. Kang on the Phytophthora and Pythium databases and plans to participate in graduate teaching through guest lectures, seminars, and workshops.