Novel Diagnostic Tools for Rapid and Early Detection of Oak Wilt

$150,000 to develop new technologies for rapid and early detection of the non-native, invasive fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which causes the mostly fatal disease in oak trees.  Principal investigator is Abdennour Abbas, assistant professor in the bioproducts and biosystems engineering department.

Abdennour Abbas, principal investigator
Brett Arenz, co-principal investigator
Jennifer Juzwik, co-principle investigator
Olga Saiapina, post-doctoral associate