Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
Dr. Glenn Dulla earned his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California–Berkeley based on research in genetic regulatory networks of pathogenic traits in plant-associated bacteria and their interactions with biotic and abiotic inputs. Subsequent research focused on nephridial bacterial symbiotes of the common composting earthworm, Eiesina fetida. Genetic manipulation of the symbionts led to a better understanding of colonization pathways and metabolic benefits of the bacteria.
Dr. Dulla previously served as invasive species coordinator for the Guam Department of Agriculture's Biosecurity Division and remains the principal investigator for several federally funded invasive species and biosecurity management programs at Guam’s ports of entry. He also serves as the USDA Plant Pathology Area Identifier for the Guam Plant Inspection Facility.