Lissa Riley

Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology

Lissa RileyEmail:

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

205 Long Hall

B.S., M.S., Microbiology, Clemson University
Ph.D., 1990, Plant Physiology, Clemson University

Director, Multi-User Analytical Laboratory 1. Organization, maintenance and operation of analytical instrumentation associated with Multi-User Analytical laboratory, 2 2. Develop procedures for sample analysis from various research projects throughout the university, 3. Teach technicians graduate and undergraduate students use and operation of analytical equipment, 4. Develop research projects dealing with use of analytical equipment.

Research interest:
Detection and analysis of pesticide residues in water and investigation of ways to reduce the movement of pesticides into water sources. Chemical characterization, isolation, and analysis of various compounds produced in plants and microorganisms including alkaloids, plant growth regulators, and toxins especially related to plant pathogen:plant interactions.

Teach PL PA 809 analytical techniques in agricultural and biological sciences to non-chemistry majors and PLPA 310 an undergraduate/graduate Introductory Plant Pathology course.