Collaborators and Former Lab Members

The Bull Laboratory and its work began in Salinas, California in 1978. The work of several outstanding technical and visiting scientists, as well as energetic students established the lab as a leader in Translational Taxonomy.

The Bull Penn Lab started in January 2016 after Carolee moved to Penn State. The lab was initiated by Dr. Laura Ramos Sepulveda with the help of Dr. Irda Safni and the focus of the lab turned to crops that are important to Pennsylvania's agricultural economy.

Current Collaborators

Greg Broussard is a Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His expertise in bacteriophage biology is already making a difference in our research. We are working together to design research topics for the summer Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) that he teaches that stem from real world problems in plant pathology. We have already benefited from his presence at our lab meetings.

Steve Koike is a long-time collaborator and friend. We continue to collaborate on taxonomic issues that have significant impacts on agriculture and the environment in both Pennsylvania and California. We wrote a summary of the impact of our work in a recent manuscript for the Annual Review of Phytopathology.


Former Bull Penn Lab Members

Dr. Irda Safni joined the lab in December 2015 as a Fulbright Scholar.

Former Students and Collaborators from USDA/ARS

Julio Martinez is currently working for the USDA/ARS in Albany, CA. Mr. Marinez was formerly a student intern in the Bull laboratory in Salinas.

Stacey Mauzey is currently working for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Salinas, CA. She was a productive member of the Bull laboratory in Salinas.

Dr. Alejandra Huerta is currently a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University. Previously, Dr. Huerta was an NSF Graduate Fellow at University of Wisconsin. She began her career as a plant pathologist in the Bull laboratory in Salinas.