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Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

 

Dr. Barry Hill

retired, Senior Plant Pathologist

Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, U.S.A.

 

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Curriculum vitae

Education:
Ph.D., 1995, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., 1971, California State University, Long Beach
B.S., 1969, 1964 University of California, Santa Cruz

Employment:
2001-2011: Senior Plant Pathologist, CDFA, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
1998-2000: Water Resource Analyst, Whatcom County, Washington. (Coordinated a multi-government task force on watershed planning)
1996-1998: Training Manager, Chiron Corporation. (Designed and ran an international training program for Chiron's molecular diagnostics program for HIV-AIDS and Hepatitis C.)
1987-1995: Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests:
Mechanisms of transmission and epidemiological factors affecting the spread of Pierce's Disease in California grape vineyards, and other plant diseases also caused by Xylella fastidiosa.

Publications:

  1. Hill, B. L., Chang, C. J., Bliss, W. O., Setula, C. L. (1994). Improved tests to detect Xylella fastidiosa. Phytopathology 84(10): 1128.
  2. Hill, B. L., Purcell, A. H. (1995). Multiplication and movement of Xylella fastidiosa within grape and four other plants. Phytopathology 85: 1368-1372.
  3. Hill, B. L., Purcell, A. H. (1995). Acquisition and retention of Xylella fastidiosa by an efficient vector. Phytopathology 85: 209-212.
  4. Hill, B. L., Purcell, A. H. (1997). Populations of Xylella fastidiosa in plants required for transmission by an efficient vector. Phytopathology 87: 1197-1201.
  5. Hill, B. L., Hashim, J. (2004). Epidemiological Assessments of Pierce's disease, and monitoring and Control Measures for Pierce's disease in Kern County. Proc. 2004 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, Calif. Dept. Food and Ag. 260-263.
  6. Hill, B. L. (2005). The Effect of Dormant Season Survival of Xylella fastidiosa in Grapevines on Pierce's disease Epidemics in California. Proc. 2005 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, Calif. Dept. Food and Ag. 26-29.
  7. Hill, B. L. (2006). The Effect of Dormant Season Survival of Xylella fastidiosa in Grapevines on Pierce's disease Epidemics in California, II. Proc. 2005 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, Calif. Dept. Food and Ag. 276-279.