Dr. Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca

Extension Program Specialist II
Plant Pathology Diagnostician

I completed my Microbiology B. S. thesis work at CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, ciat.cgiar.org).  I was a graduate assistant in Dr Mary Hausbeck’s lab (Vegetable and Ornamental Pathology at Michigan State University) for 6 years.  For my M.S. I worked with soil borne pathogens (Fusarium and Phytophthora) in asparagus.  For my Ph.D., I worked characterizing new foliar pathogens (Colletotrichum spp.) causing anthracnose in onion and celery. While finishing my doctorate, I was an intern with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) as a commercial vegetable crops educator.  With MSUE, I supported extension statewide for vegetable crops diseases.  Also, I assisted growers in Southeast Michigan with IPM, horticulture, entomology and weed management

Area of Expertise: 
Plant Pathology Diagnostics
PhD, Michigan State University, 2013
Master of Science, Michigan State University, 2010
B.S., Universidad de Los Andes, 2005
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