Major Professor: Dr. Tristan Watson
Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology – Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, Louisiana State
University (2021 – present)
M.Sc. in Plant Pathology - Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (2019 – 2021)
B.Sc. in Agronomy – National University of Agriculture (UNAG), Honduras (2015-2019)
- Identification and characterization of Meloidogyne enterolobii and M. incognita-resistant sweetpotato genotypes.
- Comparison of the penetration and development of Meloidogyne enterolobii and M. incognita inoculated on sweetpotato genotypes with different resistance responses to root knot nematodes.
- Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU (2019 – present)
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology (PLHL 7040), LSU (Aug./2021 – Dec./2021)
- Invited instructor, Conservation Biology Laboratory (BIOL 4017) to demonstrate “How to isolate oomycetes from Colocasia esculenta using baiting techniques?” LSU (Jan./2021 – May/2021)
- Visiting Scholar, Agricultural and Chemistry Laboratory, LSU (Sept./2018 – Dec./2018)
- Garcia-Aroca, T., Price, T., Solórzano, J., Galo, D., Sheffield, S., Richards, J.K. and Vinson P. Doyle. Secondary metabolites produced by Xylaria necrophora are responsible for foliar symptoms associated with taproot decline of soybean. Plant Health Progress https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-03-22-0021-RS.
- Galo, D., Escalante, C., Diaz, R., Hartgerink, J.E., and R.A. Valverde. Phytopythium chamaehyphon causing a disease of uncultivated taro (Colocasia esculenta). European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-022-02512-y.
- Escalante, C., Galo, D., Diaz, R., and R.A. Valverde. First report of dasheen mosaic virus infecting taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Louisiana. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-21-0854-PDN.
- Galo, D., Villordon, A., Labonte, D.R., Clark, C.A., and Watson, T. 2022. Variation in root architectural response of three sweetpotato genotypes to parasitism by Meloidogyne enterolobii and M. incognita. Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting 2022, Anchorage, AK.
- Galo, D., Santos-Rezende, J., Clark, C.A., Labonte, D.R., and Watson, T. 2022. Sweetpotato breeding line resistance to Meloidogyne enterolobii and M. incognita. National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting 2022. New Orleans, LA.
- Galo, D. and Valverde, R. A. 2021. Inoculation of two Roseau cane varieties with fungi isolated from die-off and non-die-off affected area. Phytopathology. https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PHYTO-111-10-S2.1.
- Galo, D., Escalante Guardado, C., Zhor, J., and Valverde, R. A. 2020. Isolation of fungi from Phragmites australis. Phytopathology 110:S2.80. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-110-12-S2.1.
- Garcia-Aroca, T., Price, T., Galo, D., Solórzano, J., and Vinson P. Doyle. 2021. Foliar symptoms of taproot decline are caused by systemic secondary metabolites produced by the novel pathogen, Xylaria necrophora. American Phytopathological Society, Southern Division.
- Garcia-Aroca, T., Price, T., Solórzano, J., Galo, D., Sheffield, S., Richards, J.K. and Vinson P. Doyle. 2021. Systemic secondary metabolites produced by Xylaria necrophora are responsible for the foliar symptoms associated with taproot decline of soybean. SSDW.
Salgado, L. D., D. Galo, F. Huval, and T.E. Reagan. 2021. Bug Biz Pest Management and Identification Series: Frankliniella occidentalis, Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). LSU AgCenter https://lsuagcenter.com/articles/page1636498103172.