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Capasso and Mazzone Place First in APS Graduate Competitions

Posted: January 7, 2016

Sarah Bardsley Capasso and Jennie Diehl Mazzone each took first place in the APS Northeastern Division meeting's graduate oral paper and poster competitions.
Jennie Mazzone (left) and Sarah Capasso (right)

Jennie Mazzone (left) and Sarah Capasso (right)

Sarah Bardsley Capasso (Ph.D. student) and Jennie Diehl Mazzone (M.S. student) won first place in the graduate oral paper and poster competitions, respectively, at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Northeastern Division meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on January 6, 2016.

Sarah’s paper, “Tetracycline resistance genes in epiphytic bacteria collected from Pennsylvania stone fruit orchards,” was coauthored by Dr. Kari A. Peter, Dr. Henry K. Ngugi, and Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco.

Jennie’s presentation, “Evaluating cultivar susceptibility as a potential management tool for center rot of onion,” was coauthored by Dr. Michele A. Mansfield and Dr. Beth K. Gugino and tied for first place with a Cornell University graduate student.