Judith Brown

Professor - School of Plant Sciences, BIO-5 Faculty, Center for Insect Sciences
jbrown@cals.arizona.edu, Forbes Bld 431
520-621-1402 / 520-621-1230 (Lab)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 1984 The University of Arizona, Plant Pathology (Virology/Vector Biology)
  • M.S. 1981 Washington State University, Plant Pathology (Virology/Vector Biology)
  • B.S. 1979 Texas A & M University, Horticulture; Minor:Plant Pathology

Research Interests

  • Diversity, evolution, and molecular epidemiology of the genus Begomovirus, Geminiviridae
  • Bar code database development for phylogeographic analysis and tracking hemipteran vectors
  • Functional genomics to identify vector specificity determinants in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci sibling species group
  • Transcriptome analysis to elucidate Ca. Liberibacter-potato and Asian citrus psyllid vector interactions
  • RNAi for whitefly and psyllid control
  • Engineering and transformation of green algae

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PLS 333 Virology (3 units), Spring semester
  • MIC 195a (1 unit), Spring semester

Research Areas

  • Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
  • Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Protection and Pathology