Dr. Johanna Del Castillo Múnera

Assistant Project Scientist
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California, Davis
Email: jdelcastillo@ucdavis.edu

Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
M.S. Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
B.S. Microbiology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Areas of interest: Basic biologic understanding of fungal and oomycete pathogens, and development of applied research to solve current problems that agriculture faces in greenhouse to the field continuum. I am particularly interested in developing and improving sustainable solutions for disease control through studies of fungal and oomycete biology, population genetics, and community ecology.

Undergraduate students


Molly Irvin

Major: Plant Sciences

Areas of interest:  Fungal biology and interactions, breeding for disease resistance, sustainable disease management






Natalie Troglio 

Major: Plant Sciences

Areas of interest:  Sustainable agriculture and pathogen and plant interactions






Jesica Calderon

Major: Global Disease Biology

Internship project:  First report of Sclerotinia minor as plant pathogen of cutting flowers in California

Areas of interest:  Disease management practices, soil-borne pathogens, microbiology