Jiahuai "Alex" Hu

Assistant specialist & asst. professor - School of Plant Sciences
(520) 626-6287

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology Virginia Tech
  • M.S. Plant Pathology China Agricultural University
  • B.S. Plant Protection USTC/Hefei Institute of Economics and Technology

Research Interests

  • Biology, epidemiology, and integrated management of important diseases of nut trees, citrus, melons, and chile peppers
  • Fungicide resistance and Fungicide stewardship
  • Molecular detection and quantification of fungal and bacterial pathogens
  • Etiology and biocontrol of soilborne pathogens including Phytophthora, Phymatotrichopsis, and Sclerotinia

Selected Publications

Hu J., Jiang J., and Wang N. 2017. Control of citrus huanglongbing (HLB) via trunk injection of plant activators and antibiotics. Phytopathology https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-05-17-0175-R
Hu J., Wang N. 2016. Evaluation of the spatiotemporal dynamics of oxytetracycline and its control effect against citrus Huanglongbing via trunk injection. Phytopathology http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-16-0114-R
Hu J., Akula N., Wang N. 2016. Development of a microemulsion formulation for antimicrobial SecA inhibitors. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150433.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150433.
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M. and Grabau E. A. 2016. A comparative assessment of susceptibility of peanut genetically engineered for Sclerotinia blight resistance to non-target peanut pathogens. European Journal of Plant Pathology DOI 10.1007/s10658-015-0831-4
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M., Hills H. and Grabau E. A. 2015. Quantifying transgene flow rate in transgenic sclerotinia-resistant peanut lines. Field Crop Research 178: 69-76 doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2015.03.016.
Hu J., Telenko D.E., Phipps P. M. and Grabau E. A. 2014. Assessment of peanut quality and compositional characteristics among transgenic Sclerotinia blight-resistant and non-transgenic susceptible cultivars. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62: 7877-7885.
Hu J., Johnson E. G., Wang N.-Y., Davoglio T., and Dewdney M. M. 2014. qPCR quantification of pathogenic Guignardia citricarpa and nonpathogenic G. mangiferae in citrus. Plant Disease 98:112-120.
Partridge-Telenko D. E., Hu J., Livingstone D. M., Shew B. B., Phipps P. M., and Grabau E. A. 2011. Sclerotinia blight resistance in Virginia-type peanut transformed with a barley oxalate oxidase gene. Phytopathology 101:786-793.

Research Areas

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Protection and Pathology