International Activities - Plant Pathology

All Plant Pathology faculty have directed some of their program into the international arena, either by advising international graduate students, collaborating with international scientists, speaking at international symposia or in foreign countries, or by leading or participating in organized international development programs.


Emmanuel Mgonja's Story - working to develop disease-resistant crops to help address food security and hunger in East Africa.

Emmanuel Mgonja

International Short CoursePest and Disease Diagnostics for International Trade
and Food Security - International Short Course

Sept. 1-12, 2014
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Objectives and Highlights:

  • Train and collaborate with international students, postdoctoral scientists and scholars through our undergraduate and graduate programs, international exchange programs, training workshops, and joint research projects.
  • Utilize technology to bring educational opportunities to new audiences.
  • Continue to develop linkages and partnerships between programs and individuals in developed and developing countries, for the purpose of development and human-capital capacity building in less developed countries.

The Department is also committed to providing a positive learning experience for international visitors.   Since 2001, we have trained over 40 international postdoctoral fellows and associates, as well as more than 50 short and long-term visiting scholars, professors and scientists.  Three visiting scholars conducted most or all of their graduate research in the department under “sandwich” programs with degree-granting universities abroad under the IPM CRSP.

International Agricultural DevelopmentSally Miller, Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, is the director of the Office of International Programs for the American Phytopathological Society.

To learn more about Sally Miller's
international endeavors:
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(Presented 11/02/2010,
Department of Plant Pathology)