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Graduate students

The graduate students listed here are enrolled at the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology where they are pursuing investigations about the biology and management of infectious diseases, and the pathogens that cause disease. Through their studies, research and teaching assignments, they are preparing for leadership roles in academia, agribusinesses, non-profit organizations, governmental research and regulation.

Below you will find contact information for our graduate students.

Angela Kruse

Angela Kruse

Graduate Student
Research Focus: My research centers on insect transmission of the bacterium associated with citrus greening disease (also known as Huanglongbing), which is currently the most serious disease of citrus plants. I use molecular biology, proteomics, and RNA aptamer technology to study how the bacteria is transmitted between hosts with the goal of inhibiting vector spread of this devastating pathogen.