Hello, I am Stephanie Adams and I began my PhD program under Jason Smith in 2016. My research focuses on vascular wilt diseases and potential pesticide management of these diseases. The diseases I am interested in are laurel wilt (Raffaelea lauricola) of redbay (Persea borbonia) and Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma ulmi and O. novo-ulmi) of American elm (Ulmus americana). The chemicals I am currently looking into are gibberellin inhibitors. I am looking to see whether or not the treatments alter the disease symptoms or plants’ responses and what it might tell us about resistance.