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Caterina Villari

Associate Professor, Forest Pathology
Co-director, Southern Pine Health Research Cooperative
  • PhD, Crop Science - Plant Protection Curriculum, University of Padua (Italy), 2012
  • MS. Plant Health Sciences and Technologies, University of Florence (Italy), 2008
  • BS, Forest and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence (Italy), 2005
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

2022 Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award, UGA

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Dr. Villari's main interests are the interactions among trees, fungal pathogens and insect herbivores, and related chemical ecology aspects, and she uses an interdisciplinary approach that involves ecological, metabolomic, and molecular analyses. In the course of her career, she has developed skills that range from chromatography to mass spectrometry, the use of vibrational spectroscopy for the rapid identification of resistant trees, and innovative molecular diagnostic tools such as LAMP (loop mediated isothermal amplification). 

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