Pathogen Research


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Personnel

Doris H. D'Souza
Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Brandon Joseph Horvath
Associate Professor
Turf Pathologist

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

Groups and Facilities


(7 mentions)

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.



(1 mention)

UT Organics 
Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.



(1 mention)

Insect Physiology 
Studying the physiology of the insect gut and characterizing its interactions with invading microbes.


Events

Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

 

News

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019

NSF Awards UTIA Faculty Grant to Study Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, 9/5/2018

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Video


(2 mentions)

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UTís Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.



(1 mention)

Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, K. Ash, D. A. Malagon, B. Augustino, R. Kumar, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Clinical pathology of Bsal chytridiomycosis: hematological, biochemical, and serum protein analyses of infected Taricha granulosa.  Grzelak, A., R. Kumar, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. Ash, B. A. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. C. Peterson, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D. L., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, R. Kumar, K. Ash, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Estimating contact rates of Eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) at differing temperatures, densities and habitat structure.  Peterson, A. C., M. Bohanon, E. D. Carter, B. A. Bajo, P. Watcharaanantapong, D. L. Miller, J. G. Surles, and M. J. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Antimicrobial activity of Persicaria pensylvanica extract against Staphylococcus aureus Abdi, R. D., and O. Kerro Dego.  2019.  European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 29, August 2019. [Abstract]

Initiating surveillance for the pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, in highland Costa Rican salamander populations.  Adams, H., S. M. Hernandez, M. Yabsley, M. J. Gray, and S. Connelly.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. [Abstract]

Conservation risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans to endemic lungless salamanders Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, A. C. Peterson, W. C. Sutton, J. P. W. Cusaac, J. A. Spatz, L. Rollins‐Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, L. A. Williams, A. Upchurch, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Conservation Letters, First Published: 17 September 2019. [Abstract]

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. C. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky. [Abstract]

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. C. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV. September, 2019. [Abstract]

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. C. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April 24-25, 2019. [Abstract]

A cool-loving fungus- temperature drives virulence of Batrachocytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal.).  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, D. A. Malagon, R. Kumar, B. J. Augustino, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Gatlinburg, TN. [Abstract]