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Mark Gleason

Mark L Gleason

  • Professor
Fruit and vegetable research
My lab specializes in  research on three major fruit and vegetable crop diseases: bacterial wilt of cucurbits, sooty blotch and flyspeck of apple, and anthracnose fruit rot of strawberry. The scope of  our research ranges from pathogen detection to sustainable disease management tactics, disease epidemiology, pathogen genetics, evolutionary biology, and genomics.

I teach a broad range of courses from Integrated Pest Management of turfgrasses to ecologically based pest management, tropical agriculture, disease management, research ethics, and professional speaking skills.

Contact Info

Room 3201 ATRB
2213 Pammel Dr.
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  • PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1985
  • PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1980
  • M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1976
  • B.S., Biology, Carleton College, 1972

Area of Expertise

  • Epidemiology and Ecology
  • Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables