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Colloquium Speaker James Ng Visits PPEM

Posted: September 12, 2016

UC Riverside Associate Professor and Associate Plant Pathologist Dr. James Ng was the Sept 12 PPEM Colloquium Series speaker.
Image: Cristina Rosa, Penn State University

Image: Cristina Rosa, Penn State University

On September 12, 2016, the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) hosted Dr. James Ng, Associate Professor and Associate Plant Pathologist in the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at UC Riverside.

Dr. Ng gave a seminar titled “Viral proteins- and RNA-mediated functions of the whitefly transmitted criniviruses in the family Closteroviridae.” During his seminar Dr. Ng gave an overview of Closteroviridae transmission by insect vectors. He then specifically showed how members of the genus Crinivirus are transmitted by different species of whiteflies in a semi-persistent manner and how the viral coat protein influences retention of virions in the foregut of whiteflies. He finally showed how viral RNA folding of the crinivirus RNA 2 is essential for viral RNA synthesis and for replication-associated translation.

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(L-R) Kaixi Zhao, Yueying Chen, James Ng, Justin Shih, Matthew Wheatley, Bastian Minkenberg | Image: Cristina Rosa, Penn State University

Dr. Ng received his Ph.D. at Purdue University and worked as a postdoc at UC Davis under the direction of Dr. Bryce Falk.

Contact Information

Cristina Rosa, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Plant Virology
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Phone: 814-867-5372