I study the biochemical defense responses of Austrian pine to infection with the shoot blight and canker pathogen Diplodia pinea. Furthermore, I am examining the effects of abiotic factors such as nutrient availability and drought stress on induced defenses responses. My work serves as a model system for inducible defenses of trees to pathogens. > Bonello Lab
PhD Plant Pathology, Ohio State (2014)
BS Molecular Genetics, minor in Plant Pathology, Ohio State (2009)
Teaching assistant (TA) for General Plant Pathology (PLNTPTH 401), Autumn 2010
TA for Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees (PLNTPTH 610), Winter 2012
TA for Phytobacteriology (PLNTPTH 600.01), Winter 2012
Mechanisms of drought-induced susceptibility of Austrian pine to Diplodia pinea. P. SHERWOOD, C. Villari, P. Capretti, P. Bonello. Oral presentation, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Aug. 9-14, 2014, Minneapolis, Minn.
Plant Phenolics: Metabolism and Functions, OSU Plant Pathology departmental seminar, May 31, 2011.
Characterizing the Induced Defense Response in Austrian Pine to Fungal Pathogen Diplodia pinea, poster presentation for Center of Microbial Interface Biology Retreat, September 8-9 2011.
Austrian pine phenolics, likely contributors to systemically induced resistance to Diplodia canker, P.W. Sherwood and P. Bonello. Poster, North Central American Phytopathological Society, June 13-15, 2012, Wooster, Ohio.
OARDC Charles E. Thorne Memorial Associateship, 2013-2014
Travel grant, American Phytopathological Society, H. J. Dubin Student Travel Award in honor of the Peace Corps
C.C. Allison Award, 2013
OARDC SEEDS grant, Why are pathogens more successful in drought-stressed trees? A case study of mechanisms of enhanced susceptibility to Diplodia tip blight in drought-stressed Austrian pine, 2012
North Central American Phytopathological Society, Travel Award, 2012
$500, OARDC Professional Development Scholarship, 2011
$500, Travel grants from PPGSA, 2011
Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association (PPGSA) 2009-current
Travel Grant Committee Chair, 2013-2014
Vice President, 2011-2012
Columbus Plant Sale Committee chair, 2010-2011
Academic Affairs Committee student representative, 2010-2012
Travel Grant Committee member, 2009-2010
Social Committee member, 2009-2010
Founder and President of the Plant Pathology Graduate Student Journal Club
Scarlet and Gray Agricultural Day, 2010, 2011, 2012
Regularly attends and participates in department functions such as meeting with prospective graduate students and visiting scholars
American Phytopathological Society, 2010-current
Member of the Forest Pathology Committee, 2010-current
Host Resistance Committee, 2010-current
Sherwood P. and Bonello P. 2013. Austrian pine phenolics are likely contributors to systemic induced resistance by Diplodia pinea. Tree Physiology 33: 845-854.
Fischer, A. J., R. Bongini, N. Bastaki, P. Sherwood. (2011). The maturation of photoreceptors in the avian retina is stimulated by thyroid hormone. Neuroscience 178(0): 250-260.
Fischer, A. J., M. A. Scott, C. Zelinka, P. Sherwood. (2010). A novel type of glial cell in the retina is stimulated by insulin-like growth factor 1 and may exacerbate damage to neurons and Müller glia. Glia 58(6): 633-649.
Fischer, A. J., M. A. Scott, E. R. Ritchey, P. Sherwood. (2009). Mitogen-activated protein kinase-signaling regulates the ability of Müller glia to proliferate and protect retinal neurons against excitotoxicity. Glia 57(14): 1538-1552.
Fischer, A. J., S. Foster, M. A. Scott, P. Sherwood. (2008). Transient expression of LIM-domain transcription factors is coincident with delayed maturation of photoreceptors in the chicken retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 506(4): 584-603.