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Sarah Cochran

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Quesada Lab

4168F, 4th Floor Think Tank, Plant Sciences Building

Area(s) of Expertise

Evaluating the presence and proportion of fungicide resistance mutations in North Carolina Phytophthora capsici populations while also creating a comprehensive diagnostic panel for P. capsici management in on-farm water systems.

My research is focused on exploring genomic differences between physiological races of Phytophthora nicotianae, the pathogen responsible for the disease black shank of tobacco.


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B.S., Plant Biology, North Carolina State University (2019)
M.Sc., Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University (2022)