Previous Students

Amy Miller, PhD 
Biology and Characterization of Chestnut Anthracnose in Culinary Chestnuts
Current Position: Route 9 Cooperative – Incorporating Empire Chestnut Company, Carrollton, OH




Abagail (Aba) Mensah*, MS
Food Safety and Nutritional Quality of Hydroponically Produced Leafy Greens: ‘Elimination of human pathogen contamination (Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp.) from lettuce grown in Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Hydroponic system for improved food safety and nutrition
Current Position: PhD student, Department of Human Sciences Human Nutrition and Department of Plant Pathology, Wooster, OH

*Co-advised by Dr. Sanja Ilic


Margaret Moodispaw, MS
Establishing Science-based Strategies for Prevention and Mitigation of Human Pathogens in Leafy Greens Grown in Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Hydroponic Systems
Current Position:  Biological Science Technician, USDA-ARS, Aimes, IA




Lianna Wodzicki, MS
Validation of a Laser-Guided Intelligent Sprayer and Warning System for Management of Disease and Insect Pests of Specialty Crops
Current Position:  R&D Technician, Driscoll’s, Watsonville, CA



Alejandra Jimenez, PhD
2021 (2017 MS, LSU AgCenter)
Prevalence and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms in Ohio Agricultural Crops
Current Position: Director- Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA




Carlos Saint-Preux, MS
Economic Feasibility of Chemical Spray Programs and the Effects of Nanoparticle Bactericides on the Management of Tomato Bacterial Spot
Current Position:  PhD Student, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA