Johan Leveau (PI)

Professor of Plant Pathology

476 Hutchison Hall, University of California, Davis CA 95616

telephone: (530) 752 5046

e-mail: jleveau (at) ucdavis.edu

PLP faculty webpage

Areas of specialization: Phyllosphere microbiology – Bacterial mycophagy – Microbial metagenomics – Bioreporter technology – Single-cell microbial ecology – Microbial exploitation of phytohormones – Structure and function of plant microbiota (the phytobiome)

 

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RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

07/17-present – Professor of Plant Pathology

University of California, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis, CA, USA

07/12-06/17 – Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

University of California, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis, CA, USA

07/08-06/12 – Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

University of California, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis, CA, USA

02/02-10/15 – Senior scientist

Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Department of (Terrestrial) Microbial Ecology, Heteren (now Wageningen), The Netherlands website

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR(S) AREA
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA postdoc 1998-2002 Plant microbiology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland Ph.D. 1993-1998 Microbiology
Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands M.Sc. 1988-1992 Biology
Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands B.Sc. 1987-1988 Biology

 

 

TEACHING

Instructor of record for the following UC Davis courses:

SAS 13: Disease and Society, Winter Quarter, 3 units (100% instructor)

PLP 201A: Advanced Plant Pathology, Winter Quarter, 4 units (50% instructor)

GDB 103: The Microbiome of People, Animals, and Plants, Fall Quarter, 3 units (50% instructor)

 

Guest lecturer for the following UC Davis courses:

SAS 1: Critical Inquiry, Fall Quarter

MIB 200A: Biology of Prokaryotes, Fall Quarter

PLS 174: Microbiology and Safety of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (every other year)

PLP 298: Advanced Plant Pathology Lab (every other year)

 

Supervisor: of past and present PhD students: Sachie Höppener-Ogawa (2008), Francesca Mela (2011), Mitja Remus-Emsermann (2012), Nilesh Maharaj (2016), Isaac Greenhut (2016), Emily Rustad (2018), Sandra Mosquera (2018), Lorena Rangel (2019), Hung Doan (2019), Peter Henry (2019), and Tyler Laird.

Master Advisor: for the UC Davis major in Global Disease Biology (GDB) (since 2015)

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