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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Christian D. CruzPurdue UniversityChair8/8/20198/12/2020196620
Ioannis E. TzanetakisUniversity of ArkansasImmediate Past Chair8/8/20198/12/2020175883
Mohammed ArifUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaVice Chair8/8/20198/12/2020241691
Nina AboughanemMississippi State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2020187804
Benjamin AdducciUSDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T-CPHSTMember8/10/20178/12/2020240869
Tika B. AdhikariSakata Seed America IncMember8/10/20178/12/2020024275
Charles C. BlockIowa State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2020025360
Tracy BrunsIowa State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2020210406
Weili CaiUSDA APHIS PPQ S&T CPHSTMember8/10/20178/12/2020241037
Jianchi ChenUSDA ARS PWAMember8/10/20178/12/2020026173
Robin ChoudhuryUniversity of Texas Rio Grande ValleyMember8/10/20178/12/2020212407
Stefano CostanzoUSDA APHIS PPQ CPHSTMember8/10/20178/12/2020158715
Jo Anne CrouchUSDA ARSMember8/10/20178/12/2020218376
Susannah da SilvaUniversity of FloridaMember8/10/20178/12/2020242561
Christina M. DennehyBayer Crop ScienceMember8/10/20178/12/2020214542
Martin A. DraperKansas State UniversityMember8/14/20148/12/2020027169
Jacqueline Fletcher Member8/2/20068/12/2020027803
Brad K. GaborBayer Crop ScienceMember8/10/20178/12/2020028058
Nikita GambhirUniversity of NebraskaMember8/10/20178/12/2020232554
Jacqueline Costa GleasonMichigan State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2020240761