Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

I am leading an extension and applied research program focused on diverse cropping systems critically significant to the productivity and sustainability of South Texas agriculture, including diseases of fruits and vegetables, potatoes, and citrus. Prior to joining the faculty at TAMU in August 2013, I worked on the epidemiology, molecular diagnosis, genome characterization, genetic diversity studies and impact assessment of viruses infecting grapevines.

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