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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Interns learn valuable life lessons studying tropical plant pathology in Costa Rica                                                                                                                                                                     

Welcome to The Ristaino Lab

A major focus of research in my lab is to understand the epidemiology and population biology of Oomycete plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora. P. infestans caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840’s and is a reemerging threat to global food security.