Leilani Sumabat Dacones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 5
Microbiology and Cell Biology Academic Group Member

Ph.D. Plant Pathology, The University of Georgia, 2019
Email: lsdacones@up.edu.ph
Research Laboratory: 


Undergraduate (Bio 1-Contemporary Topics in Biology; Bio 112-Mycology)

Graduate (Microbio 262 – Soil Microbiology)




Population biology of fungal plant pathogens






(4) Petkar A, Harris-Shultz K, Wang H, Brewer MT , Sumabat L and Ji P. 2019. Genetic and phenotypic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum populations from watermelon in the southeastern United States. PLOSOne 14(7): e0219821

(3) Sumabat LG, Kemerait RC and Brewer MT. 2018. Phylogenetic diversity and host specialization of Corynespora cassiicola responsible for emerging target spot disease of cotton and other crops in the southeastern U.S. Phytopathology 108:892-901.

(2) Sumabat LG, Kemerait RC, Jr.,Kim DK, Mehta YR, Brewer MT. 2018. Clonality and geographic structure of host-specialized populations of Corynespora cassiicola causing emerging target spot epidemics in the southeastern United States. PLOSOne 13:e0205849

(1) MacKenzie KJ, Sumabat LG, Xavier KV and ValladGE. 2018. A review of Corynespora cassiicola and its increasing relevance to tomato in Florida. Plant Health Progress 19:303-309