Jamie Spychalla

Jamie Spychalla

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Sharifa Crandall
211 Buckhout Lab
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Sour rot disease ecology
  • Plant disease management


  • B.S., Molecular Biology and Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Plant Pathology Association Secretary 2021-2022; 2023-2024

Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2022-2025

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Traditional Scholarship 2021


Crandall, S.G., Spychalla, J.P., Crouch, U., Acevedo, F., Naegele, R., and T.D. Miles. (2022). Rotting grapes don't improve with age: cluster rot disease complexes, management, and future prospects, Special Feature, Plant Disease.

Strickland, D., Spychalla, J., van Zoeren, J., Basedow, M., Donahue, D., Cox, K. (2023). Assessment of fungicide resistance via molecular assay in populations of Podospaera leucotricha, causal agent of apple powdery mildew in New York. Plant Disease