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Tika Adhikari

Principal Research Scholar & Adjunct Faculty

Daisy Ahumada

Assistant Professor

Christie Almeyda-Becerra

Director – Micropropagation and Repository Unit


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Peter Balint-Kurti

USDA-ARS Research Geneticist and Adjunct Professor

Matthew Bertone

Director – Plant Disease and Insect Clinic / Extension Associate

Expertise in arthropod identification/diagnostics and biodiversity

Terri Billeisen

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Extension Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor

AGI Coordinator

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Michael Bradshaw

Assistant Professor

Rick Brandenburg

Wm. Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Commercial Turf and Peanuts


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Ignazio Carbone

Professor and Director of CIFR and the PSMCC

Evolutionary biology, molecular population genetics and genomics

Bill Cline

Researcher & Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology

Extension Horticulturist, Blueberry

65% extension, 30% research, and 5% service

Allen Cohen

Research Professor

Insect Rearing Education and Research

Christina Cowger

USDA Research Plant Pathologist

Biology, epidemiology, and population genetics of small grain pathogens

Marc Cubeta

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Integrated Fungal Research

Ecology and population genetics of beneficial and plant pathogenic soil fungi


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Ralph Dean

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Host-pathogen interactions in Magnaporthe oryzae

Elizabeth Driscoll

4-H Specialist

4-H Entomology


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Jennie Fagen

Senior Research Scholar

Steve Frank

Professor and Associate Department Head, Ecology and IPM in urban landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses

Ecology and IPM in urban landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses


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Adrienne Gorny

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Plant Nematology

Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture


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Shuijin Hu


Soil Microbial Ecology

Alejandra Huerta

Assistant Professor

Anders Huseth

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, University Faculty Scholar

Field Crops Ecology

Crop responsibilities: corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybean, sweetpotato, and wheat


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Ayako Katsumata

Principal Research Scholar

George Kennedy

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agriculture

Ecology and Management of Insect Pests Affecting Agricultural Crops

Jim Kerns

Professor and Extension Specialist of Turfgrass Pathology, University Faculty Scholar

Departmental Extension Leader

Etiology, epidemiology, and management of warm- and cool-season grass diseases

Turfgrass Pathology Lab


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Steven Lommel

Associate Dean for Research CALS; Director NCARS

Molecular mechanisms of plant viral pathogenesis

Lorena Lopez

Assistant Extension Professor

Marce Lorenzen


Genetic Pest Management

LeAnn Lux

Assistant Professor


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Inga Meadows

Extension Plant Pathologist, Vegetables and Herbaceous Ornamentals

Management of diseases of vegetable crops

Aram Mikaelyan

Assistant Professor


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Yeonyee Oh

Research Scholar

Dean Lab

Peter Ojiambo


Epidemiology and integrated management of plant diseases

Charles Opperman


Biology and genomics of plant parasitic nematodes

David Orr

Associate Professor

Biological Control in Field Crops


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Logu Ponnusamy

Principal Research Scholar

Gareth Powell

Director, NC State Insect Collection

Assistant Professor


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Lina Quesada

WNR Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Scholar, and Extension Specialist – Cucurbits and Sweetpotato Pathology

Management, diagnostics, population genetics, and genomics of vegetable pathogens


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David Rasmussen

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics Research Center

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster

Dominic Reisig

Professor & Extension Specialist

Tidewater Research Station

Crop responsibilities: corn, cotton, peanut, grain sorghum, soybean, and wheat

Michael Reiskind

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs – Entomology

Public Health Entomology

Vector Ecology/Reiskind Laboratory

Jean Ristaino

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

William Neal Reynolds Distingushed Professor

Director Emerging Plant DIsease and Global Food Security Cluster

David Ritchie

Professor and Extension Specialist

Bacterial and fungal pathogens of fruit and vegetable crops

Michael Roe

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Insect Toxicology and Physiological Genomics

Dorith Rotenberg

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs – Plant Pathology, University Faculty Scholar

Ecology and molecular biology of plant virus-insect vector interactions


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Coby Schal

Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor

Urban Entomology, Insect Behavior, Chemical Ecology, Insect Physiology

Max Scott

Professor of Entomology

Genetic Pest Management

Tim Sit

Principal Research Scholar – Plant Virology

Clyde Sorenson

Alumni Assoc. Distinguished Undergrad. Professor

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching, Field Crops Entomology


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Sara Villani

Assistant Professor

Management of ornamental and apple diseases


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James Walgenbach

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Applied Insect Ecology and Pest Management

Anna Whitfield

Professor and Director of Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security

Plant virus-vector interactions

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster

Brian Wiegmann

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology

Systematics, Phylogenomics, Evolutionary Biology


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Carolyn Young

Professor and Department Head