Title: Assistant Professor
College: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program – School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Research Interests: citrus greening
Svetlana Folimonova, along with her work with the Emerging Pathogens Institute, is an assistant professor for the College of Agriculture and Life Science. Her research program focuses on viral and bacterial diseases of citrus, in particular diseases caused by Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and by CandidatusLiberibacter asiaticus [Citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB)]. Folimonova’s primary research effort concentrates on understanding of the mechanisms of the infection process, hosts responses to the pathogens, improving methods of detection, and developing management strategies for these diseases.