Julia Kerrigan

Associate Professor, Mycology
Mailing address: 130 McGinty Court, E143 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634-0310
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: D-137 Poole Agricultural Center, Lab: D-138 Poole
Phone: 864-656-2640
Email: jkerrig@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Washington State University, Pullman

M.S. Plant Pathology
University of Georgia, Athens

B.S. Natural Resources
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Courses Taught

Fungi and Civilization PLPA 2130, Spring
Introductory Mycology BIOL(PLPA) 4250/6250, Fall
Mycology Practicum BIOL(PLPA) 4260/6260,4261/6261, Fall
Fungal Ecology and Pathology PLPA 8130,8131, Spring alternate years
Plant Disease Diagnosis PES 4110/6110 Spring odd years (10%)

Seminar PES 4550, PES 8250 Fall
Seminar PLPA 8070, PES 4550 Spring
Mycology for Teachers: Put the Fun in Fungi
Integrated Forest Pest Management FOR 4130/6130 (co-taught)


Since 2007
Alqurashi AS, Kerrigan J, Savchenko KG (2021). Morphological and molecular characterization of Langdonia walkerae sp. nov. infecting
Aristida stricta and A. beyrichiana in longleaf pine-grassland ecosystems in the southeastern USA. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 8: 39–47. doi:

Yadagiri KK, Kerrigan JL, Martin SB (in revision) Ultrastructure and life cycle of Labyrinthula terrestris, causal agent of rapid blight of cool-season turfgrasses. Mycologia.

Yadagiri KK, Kerrigan JL (in revision) Review of the genus Labyrinthula. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.

Seiter NJ, Grabke A, Greene JK, Kerrigan JL, Reay-Jones FPF (2014) Beauveria bassiana as a pathogen of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(3):326-330.

Jain A, Hammonds RE, Kerrigan JL, Henson JM (2014) Characterization of a Trichoderma atroviride strain isolated from switchgrass bales and its use to saccharify ammonia-pretreated switchgrass for biobutanol production. Biomass and Bioenergy 64:299-308.

Yadagiri KK, Kerrigan JL, Martin SB (2012) Improved methods for axenic culture of Labyrinthula terrestris, causal agent of rapid blight of turfgrasses. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 58(10):1230-1235

Kerrigan JL, Rogers JD (2012) Biology and ecology of Ascobotryozyma and Botryozyma species, unusual nematode-associated yeasts. Mycologia 105(1):34-51. doi: 10.3852/12-041

Kerrigan JL, Olsen MW, Martin SB (2012) Rapid blight of cool-season turfgrass. APS Disease Lesson (http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/other/Pages/RapidBlight.aspx).

Li X, Kerrigan JL, Chai W, Schnabel G (2012) Botrytis caroliniana, a new species isolated from blackberry in South Carolina. Mycologia 104(3):650-658. doi:10.3852/11-218.

Pagliaccia D, Peever TL, Carris LM, Kerrigan JL, Douhan LI, Douhan GW (2011) Development of molecular markers and preliminary investigation of the population structure and mating system of the black morel (Morchella elata) group in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Mycologia 103(5):969-982.

Kerrigan JL, Smith MTh (2011) Ascobotryozyma In: The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th Ed. (C.P. Kurtzman, J.W. Fell, and T. Boekhout. eds). Elsevier Science Publications, Amsterdam.

Kerrigan JL, Smith MTh (2011) Botryozyma In: The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th Ed. (C.P. Kurtzman, J.W. Fell, and T. Boekhout. eds). Elsevier Science Publications, Amsterdam.

Kerrigan JL, Gruber J (2010) Aspergillus niger Biofilm Establishment under Low Shear using the Drip Flow Biofilm Reactor. Technical Research Report and SOP's submitted to P&G, 17 pp.

Stone JK, Capitano BR, Kerrigan JL (2008) The histopathology of Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii. Mycologia 100(3):431-444.

Stone JK, Kerrigan JL (2007) Factors influencing the distribution of a foliar fungal pathogen and its effect on carbon dioxide flux in multiple-aged Douglas-fir forests. Annual Report, Western Regional Center of the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climatic Change Research, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Stone JK, Hood IA, Watt MS, Kerrigan, JL (2007). Distribution of Swiss needle cast in New Zealand in relation to winter temperature. Australasian Plant Pathology 36(5): 445-454.


South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society
Ecology at Clemson