Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Carla Garzón, Associate Professor


B.S., Biological Sciences, Pontificia
Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, 1999

Ph.D., Plant Pathology , Pennsylvania
State University, 2004

Garzon Laboratory for
Rhizosphere Pathology

Dept. Entomology and Plant Pathology


PLP 3343/5343     Principles of Plant Pathology
PLP 6303 Soilborne Diseases of Plants


My research program studies mainly soilborne plant pathogens of diverse crops of relevance in Oklahoma.  Several projects are conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the U.S. and international institutions. 

Current projects include:

Population genetics

  • Population genetics of Pythium spp. 
  • Population genetics of Puccinia emaculata (Switchgrass rust) 
  • Population genetics of Sclerotinia minor, the causal agent of Sclerotinia blight of Peanut in OK. 
  • Population genetics of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora on cotton in OK and TX.