Meet the Team

The multi-state, trans-disciplinary Zinkicide team was brought together by the University of Florida with funding from USDA NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The team includes nanoscientists, plant pathologists, agricultural economists, Extension specialists, and others working together to help citrus growers and consumers and local citizens have healthy trees and delicious, safe citrus products

Evan Johnson

Project director
Plant pathologist
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Megan Dewdney

Outreach coordinator
Citrus Extension pathologist
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Swadeshmukul Santra

Environmental chemistry Nanoscience Tech Ctrr
Department of Chemistry
University of Central Florida

Michelle Danyluk

Grower and consumer outreach
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Andre Gesquiere

Nanoscience
Nanoscience Technology Center & Department of Chemistry
University of Central Florida

Laurene Tetard

Spectroscopy
Nanoscience Technology Center, Physics Department
University of Central Florida

Leonardo De La Fuente

Zinkicide mode of action
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn University

Jim Graham

Soil microbiology
Citrus Research & Education Center (CREC)

Reed Johnson

Pollinator toxicology
Department of Entomology
The Ohio State University

Loukas Petridis

Molecular biophysics
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ariel Singerman

Agricultural economics
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Jeanne Gleason

Multimedia Agricultural Communications
New Mexico State University

Barbara Chamberlin

Instructional Design
New Mexico State University