College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant Pathology

Jorge A. Abad

Jorge A. Abad

Senior Researcher

  • BS, Agronomy, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Huancayo, Peru.
  • MS, Plant Pathology, Universidad Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru.
  • PhD, Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Research Activities

Plant viruses affecting crops, ornamentals and vegetables. Conduct research oriented to unveil molecular mechanisms associated with replication, transcription and the evolution of important plant pathogenic viruses such as Tospoviruses and sweetpotato viruses. Develop and implement methodology to detect the origin and monitor the dispersal of viral populations. Other activities include; collaboration with other researchers in plant pathogens ID and molecular taxonomy, phytoplasmas PCR detection.

Contact Information

Dept. of Plant Pathology
2610 Gardner Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7616

Phone: 919- 515-6993
Fax: 919-515-7716