Jim Bradeen has hosted 23 episodes.
Jim Bradeen has spent his career studying molecular mechanisms of disease resistance in plants, evolution of disease resistance genes, and crop improvement using wild crop relatives, while teaching courses in molecular plant pathology and science communication. He now serves as Associate Vice President for Strategy at Colorado State University, coordinating programming at the new, public-facing CSU Spur campus in Denver. He’s also a professor in the CSU Department of Agricultural Biology. Before joining CSU in April of 2022, Jim served as Head of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. A longtime member of the American Phytopathological Society, Jim has served as the Chair of the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and as Chair of the Academic Unit Leaders Forum. He currently serves on APS Council as the Internal Communications Officer.
David Gadoury has hosted 20 episodes.
Research on such classical diseases as apple scab and grape powdery mildew has been continuous and intensive throughout the last century. However, relatively few investigations have had a major impact upon how we approach controlling those diseases. An overall goal of my research has been to identify those areas of pathogen biology, ecology, and epidemiology that are poorly understood, and which severely constrain our ability to improve disease management programs. The research frequently spans disciplinary, institutional, and international boundaries, and has involved collaborations with horticulturists, food scientists, and entomologists from the other departments at Geneva, and in countries from Norway to Australia.