Teaching

Dr. Carbone teaches the following courses:

PP 707 Plant-Microbe Interactions is a required course in the Plant Pathology core curriculum that is offered every Spring and is co-taught with Dr. Gary Payne.  My section of the course covers the following topics: 1) introduction to population genetics concepts; 2) phylodynamics of pathogen evolution; 3) population biology and disease management; 4) inoculum source and evolutionary potential; 5) durable resistance; 6) host-pathogen coevolution; and 7) quorum-sensing systems in bacteria.

PP 715 Applied Evolutionary and Population Genetic Data Analysis is an advanced graduate course taught in the Fall of alternate years.  This course introduces students to nonparametric and model-based methods for inferences on population processes (mutation, migration, drift, recombination, and selection). The goal is to provide a theoretical and conceptual overview of these methods as well as hands-on training on implementation and biological interpretation of results.  Sample data sets in computer laboratories will integrate summary statistic, cladistic, coalescent, and Bayesian approaches to examine population processes in different pathosystems with specific emphasis on eukaryotic microbes, viruses and bacteria.