Citrus cosmetics

Working today on project to trace the initial stage effects of CLas, the bacterium thought to cause citrus greening.  To do this we have to find a way to get the psyllids in the cage ↓ to bite in just one spot.

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To do this, along with Ed Etxeberria, we’re testing what materials we can cover the leaves with to prevent psyllid bites in some areas without spoiling their appetite for the part that is exposed.

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Student Mentorship

Mentoring is broad, but in my case it includes everything from training my newer colleagues in methods of production or laboratory methods, editing and commenting on their writing, advising them on statistical analyses, or even just how to deal with challenging courses.

Qasim Awlad Thani, M.S., University of Florida, adviser Bruce Schaffer

Raiza Castillo Argaez, PhD., University of Florida, adviser Bruce Schaffer

José Reynoso Campos, M.S., University of Arkansas, adviser M. Elena García