Emerging Diseases and Pathogens

To update and complete the list of emerging pathogens compiled by an earlier ad hoc chaired by L Madden. To re-evaluate and address APS's agreement on this topic with APHIS; to address current issues of emerging pathogens with respect to global commerce, Mission Statement (updated 12/9/13) - to provide a forum of discussion for national prevention and preparedness issues related to non-indigenous/indigenous and high consequence plant pathogens introduced advertently (as agro-crime or agro-terrorism) or inadvertently (naturally or accidentally) impacting or potentially impacting US agriculture, natural resources and food systems, among committee members representing the academic, governmental (State and Federal), and industry sectors. - to liaise with other relevant APS subject matter committees and APS in general including other agency initiatives (such as USDA's National Plant Disease Recovery System, National Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA PPQ Plant Pathogen Select Agents & Toxins, and APHIS import regulations) in sharing and communicating science-based information to secure US agriculture, natural resources and food systems through awareness of emerging disease threats, prevention, detection, diagnosis, epidemiology, response to, and recovery from or managing plant disease threats to agriculture. - to explore cooperative initiatives in the international plant pathology community that will contribute to global food and natural resources security and trade flow through research, inspections or regulatory actions.

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Ioannis E. TzanetakisChair8/4/20188/7/2019175883
Matthew RouseImmediate Past Chair8/4/20188/7/2019207981
Christian D. CruzVice Chair8/4/20188/7/2019196620
Nina AboughanemMember8/10/20178/12/2020187804
Benjamin AdducciMember8/10/20178/12/2020240869
Tika B. AdhikariMember8/10/20178/12/2020024275
Charles C. BlockMember8/10/20178/12/2020025360
Tracy BrunsMember8/10/20178/12/2020210406
Weili CaiMember8/10/20178/12/2020241037
Jianchi ChenMember8/10/20178/12/2020026173
Robin ChoudhuryMember8/10/20178/12/2020212407
Stefano CostanzoMember8/10/20178/12/2020158715
Jo Anne CrouchMember8/10/20178/12/2020218376
Susannah da SilvaMember8/10/20178/12/2020242561
Christina M. DennehyMember8/10/20178/12/2020214542
Martin A. DraperMember8/14/20148/12/2020027169
Julius E. FajardoMember8/4/20168/7/2019027637
Jacqueline FletcherMember8/2/20068/12/2020027803
Brad K. GaborMember8/10/20178/12/2020028058
Nikita GambhirMember8/10/20178/12/2020232554