Dr. Sakalidis, in collaboration with MSU colleagues Deborah G. McCullough, Bert Cregg and Jan Byrne has been awarded a Michigan Invasive Species Grant funded for 3 years through the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development to conduct research on the Epidemiology, biology and population genetics of Oak Wilt. We are looking for a PhD student to conduct a population genomic study of Ceratocystis fagacearum and develop and optimize molecular detection assays. Details coming soon.
During National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 27th – March 3rd 2017), we highlighted the disease oak wilt in the MSU Extension Bulletin National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Oak wilt. Interested? Click on the second link and have a read.