Virology

The Virology Committee of the American Phytopathological Committee (APS) provides a forum for discussing issues in plant pathology that are important to plant virologists. The committee provides information to members on current issues in virology by sponsoring or co-sponsoring symposia, workshops, and discussion sessions at the annual meeting of the APS. The committee actively solicits external funding for the sessions and gratefully acknowledges sources. The committee supports the creation and preservation of plant virus collections and associated reagents, oligonucleotide sequences, etc., as a resource that will benefit all plant virologists. Through sponsorship of published information such as "Virus Diseases of Plants", an image database collection, and this web site, the committee provides virologists and other plant pathologists with written and visual information that is useful in research, extension, and teaching. A subcommittee of the Virology Committee works closely with USDA/APHIS to streamline the permit process for interstate shipment of virus cultures by annually updating the widely prevalent plant virus list. This list is also used to help identify geographic regions where plants containing viral transgenes can be field-tested. Through such activities, the Virology Committee actively serves the membership of the APS.

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Elizabeth CieniewiczClemson UniversityChair8/7/20218/10/2022PD229080
Olufemi J. AlabiTexas A&M UniversityVice Chair8/7/20218/10/2022M197067
Ioannis E. TzanetakisUniversity of ArkansasImmediate Past Chair8/7/20218/10/2022M175883
Jorge A. AbadUSDA APHIS PPQ PHPMember8/14/20148/1/2023M024202
Peter AbrahamianUSDA-APHIS-PPQ-PPCDLMember7/28/20217/31/2024PD263072
Bright Agindotan, PhDUSDA-APHIS-PPQMember7/28/20217/31/2024M185298
Maher Al Rwahnih, PhDUniversity of California-DavisMember8/13/20208/1/2023M198573
Akhtar AliUniv of TulsaMember8/13/20208/1/2023M198446
Emran AliUniversity of GeorgiaMember8/3/20208/1/2023PD238291
Robert Alexander Alvarez-QuintoUniversity of MinnesotaMember8/2/20217/31/2024ST227012
Sudeep BagUniversity of GeorgiaMember8/13/20208/1/2023M200815
Ozgur BatumanUniversity of Florida IFASMember8/4/20187/31/2024M205300
Louis BengyellaPenn State UniversityMember11/2/20217/31/2024PD274420
Harvinder Singh BennypaulCanadian Food Inspection AgencyMember9/19/20168/10/2022M221169
Judith K. BrownUniversity of ArizonaMember8/13/20208/1/2023M025580
Viviana CameloUSDA-ARSMember7/27/20217/31/2024PD245274
Celia Chalam VasimalaNatl Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesMember9/2/20217/31/2024M186515
Gilbert Nchongboh ChofongJulius Kühn-InstitutMember3/11/20208/10/2022PD266385
Tamara CollumUSDA ARS AFRSMember8/2/20217/31/2024PD240402
Rebecca CreamerNew Mexico State UniversityMember8/13/20208/1/2023M026620