Dr. Kendra Baumgartner

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Davis, CA


Kendra Baumgartner is a Research Plant Pathologist for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Davis, CA.  She received her PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis.  As an undergraduate at the College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, NY, an elective course in forest pathology set her on an unwaivering path toward a career in plant pathology.  That same course introduced her to the fungus Armillaria, which she was determined to make the subject of her dissertation research and to this day has the pleasure to study.  Since joining USDA, her research on diseases of grapevines and tree crops has covered a broad range of topics, from comparative genomics of trunk pathogens to modelling the long-term economic benefits of prevention.  She has had the opportunity to conduct collaborative research in the labs of colleagues in the UK and France, as a fellow of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

SESSION: Update on the Red Blotch Virus and Grapevine Trunk Diseases

November 15 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Main Hall | 2.0 DPR CE (Other), 2.0 CCA