MCBL 250 Seminar - Mark Yacoub & Pakeeza Azizpor

UCR Campus

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology's weekly Plant Pathology 250 seminar series is presented this week by:

Mark Yacoub, Microbiology Graduate Student (PhD), UC Riverside

Seminar Title: "Endogenous DNA viral elements in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and other fungi"

Biography: Mark completed his B.S. degree in Microbiology at UC Davis in 2016. His professional experience includes research at BioConsortia, an agricultural biotechnology company, where he focused on plant-fungal interactions. Mark began his doctoral studies in 2020. His dissertation research centers on population genomics of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the identification of endogeneous DNA viruses within the basal fungal phyla. 


Pakeeza Azizpor, Microbiology Graduate Student (PhD), UC Riverside

Seminar Title: "Characterizing Immunomodulatory Lipids in Drosophila melanogaster"

Biography: Pakeeza obtained her B.S. in Microbiology from UC Davis in 2019. She worked as a fellow at the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Station before starting her PhD in 2021. Pakeeza's research focuses on understanding the role of eicosanoids in insect immunity. 

Faculty Hosts: Dr. Emma Aronson;

Microbiology 250
Target Audience
Students, Faculty, Staff
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