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Doctor of Philosophy in Bioagricultural Sciences, Plant Pathology Specialization

The Doctor of Philosophy in Bioagricultural Sciences, Plant Pathology Specialization program conducts research in the study of microbes that affect plant health, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Help build a healthier food system for a growing world while protecting the environment.

Visit the CSU Graduate Website to learn more about the program. 

Where You’ll Find Us


Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of ten around the state.

Learn More about ARDEC

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C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity

Our collection represents most orders of insects with a strong coverage of Rocky Mountain and southwestern species.

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Plant Growth Facilities

Plant Growth Facilities are an Institutional Core Research Facility, managed by the Agriculture Experiment Station. 

Learn more about the Plant Growth Facilities.


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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem health
  • Entomology
  • Microbiology
  • Plants
  • Weeds
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Related Careers

  • Agricultural Biologist & Engineer
  • Agricultural Biosecurity Inspector
  • Agricultural Science Research Technician
  • Crop Scout
  • Food Production
  • Insect Molecular Biologist
  • Integrated Pest Management Specialist
  • Pesticide Safety Educator
  • Research Biologist
  • Research Entomologist
  • Research Equipment or Agricultural Sales Representative
  • Research Plant Pathologist
  • Research Weed Scientist
  • Weed Manager
Sarah Ehrlich

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Sarah Ehrlich