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Jaimin Patel, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
518-687-7100

Education:
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, USA, 2011
M.S., Plant Pathology, Minor: Entomology, Anand Agricultural University, India, 2006
B.S., Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, India, 2004

Research interests:
Photobiology of plant pathogens, effect of lights on plant disease development, plant-pathogen interactions during irradiation, educating stakeholders

Background:
Jaimin Patel, Ph.D., is a plant pathology research scientist at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is well respected in his field for developing innovative control strategies for diseases, especially those affecting vegetable and ornamental crops. Dr. Patel is the author of more than 40 scientific articles and serves as the Associate Editor of Plant Health Progress, a peer-reviewed journal of applied plant health. Prior to his position at the LRC, he conducted numerous valuable research experiments at the University of Florida. During his career, he has collaborated with scientists from around the world to study multiple crops and a variety of plant pathogens. He strongly believes that the application of lighting will be a potential new way for controlling plant diseases.

Professional memberships:
American Phytopathological Society (APS)
International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)

Awards:
APS office of Global Experience Award





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