Welcome to the Sakalidis Lab


This web site is the homepage for the MSU Forest Pathology Research Program and an information hub for forest and shade tree diseases.

The Sakalidis lab uses molecular ecology and plant pathology approaches to understand the etiology and epidemiology of tree pathogen species and their populations. With a focus on emerging native pathogens and exotic invasive pathogens we seek to characterise these pathogens and mitigate negative effects they have on their hosts.

We are always on the lookout for new problematic tree diseases in forested and urban settings.

If you think your research interests align with ours, please contact Dr. Sakalidis.


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