Seminar: The use of beneficial microbes on crop production

Samuel Martins, Ph.D., Research Technologist, Penn State
Samuel Martins

Samuel Martins

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October 22, 2018, 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM

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A Brazilian native, Dr. Martins graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil, in 2010. He continued the research begun during his undergraduate degree on biological control of plant pathogens and phytobacteriology at the same university, where he received an M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016). During his Ph.D., he spent a year (2014 – 2015) at the University of Delaware in the Plant and Soil Science Department, where he worked with biofilm formation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ALB629 triggered by seed exudates. After returning to Brazil, Dr. Martins worked as an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Goias (2015-2017), where he taught the disciplines Integrated Pest Management and General Plant Pathology. In August 2017, Dr. Martins joined Carolee Bull’s Lab at Penn State University as a Postdoctoral Scientist/Lab Manager, where he is currently working with translational taxonomy with a focus on interaction between mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) and Pseudomonas spp.. He is also a co-instructor of the discipline PPEM300 (Horticultural Crop Diseases) this fall.