College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Jillian M Lang
Director of Strategic Partnerships
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Plant Sciences Building, Room
  • Ph D, Colorado State University; Cell and Molecular Biology
  • MS, Colorado State University; Plant Pathology
  • BS, SUNY Fredonia; Biology
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Dr. Jillian Lang serves the College of Agricultural
Sciences as Director of Strategic Partnerships where
she provides stewardship of external relationships
with corporate and non-profit entities. She oversees
partnerships that promote advanced research and
student success in alignment with the college
mission. Prior to this position she spent seven years
as a lab and project manager at CSU. She has
worked in Europe, Africa and Asia building research
collaborations and coordinating training workshops
for many years. She continues to conduct her own
research in the development molecular diagnostics,
understanding the evolution of bacterial
pathogenicity and host adaptation in rice, corn and
weedy grasses. She earned her B.S. in Biology from
SUNY Fredonia, her M.S. in Plant Pathology and
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Colorado
State University

Vera Cruz, Casiana M, B, Cottyn, Nguyen, M H, Lang, Jillian M, Mew, T W, Leach, Jan E, (2016) "Detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, and X. oryzae pv. oryzicola in rice seeds" APS Press

Lang, Jillian M, Langlois, P, Nguyen, M H, Triplett, Lindsay Renee, Purdie, L, Holton, T A, Djikeng, A, Vera Cruz, C M, Verdier, V, Leach, Jan E, (2014) Sensitive detection of Xanthomonas oryzae Pathovars oryzae and oryzicola by loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 15 4519-30

Ash, G J, Lang, J M, Triplett, Lindsay Renee, Stodart, B J, Verdier, V, Vera Cruz, C, Rott, P, Leach, Jan E, (2014) Development of a genomics-based LAMP (Loop-1 mediated isothermal amplification) assay for detection of Pseudomonas fuscovaginae from rice Plant Disease/APS Press 98 909-915

Lang, Jillian M, Gent, David H, Schwartz, Howard F, (2007) Management of Xanthomonas leaf blight of onion with bacteriophages and a plant activator Plant Dis 91 871-878

Lang, Jillian M, Gent, David H, Schwartz, Howard F, (2006) Alternative strategies for onion Xanthomonas leaf blight management Phytopathology 94 S56

Gent, David H, Lang, Jillian M, Schwartz, Howard F, (2005) Epiphytic survival of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv allii and X axonopodis pv phaseoli on leguminous hosts and onion Plant Dis 89 558-564

Gent, David H., Lang, Jillian M, Bartolo, Michael E, Schwartz, Howard F, (2005) Inoculum sources and survival of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv allii in Colorado Plant Disease 89 507-514