Angela Simmons

Technician I

Graduate Student Biology, West Texas A&M Unviersity

B.S. Biology, West Texas A&M Unviersity

AS.S. Biology, West Texas A&M Unviersity

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office: (806) 677-5650
Email: AngelaSimmons@ag.tamu.edu

Experience
September 2008 – present: with Dr. Rush in the Plant Pathology Dept. Texas Agriculture Experiment Station, Bushland, Texas.
RNA and DNA extractions
Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR); traditional and real time
Virus detection using ELISA and PCR
Sampling and processing material from the greenhouse and field in an organized and thorough manner for pathogenic diagnosis
Chemical solutions and dilutions
Create a successful protocol for RNA/DNA extraction

Research Interests

Recent Publications
Price, J. A., Simmons, A., Bass, J., and Rush, C. M. 2011. Extraction of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus and C. Liberibacter from a single vector using FTA technology Phytopathology (XXXX) Submitted.

Presentations
Price, J., A., Simmons, A., Bass, J., and Rush, C. M. 2010. Evaluation of a new method for collection and detection of plant pathogens within their vectors. 2010 American phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Charlotte NC. August 7th-11th.

Price, J. A., Simmons, A., Bass. J., and Rush C. M. 2010. A quick and inexpensive extraction method for epidemiological and diagnostic testing of C. Liberibacter. 2010 Zebra Chip Annual Reporting Session. Dallas, TX. Nov. 2010. Edd. Workneh F. and Rush C. M.

Price, J. A., Simmons, A., Bass, J., and Rush, C. M. 2011. A new method for extraction of Wheat streak mosaic virus and Candidatus Liberibacter from their vectors. Poster presentation for the National Great Plains Diagnostic Network Third National Meeting. Berkeley CA. Nov. 6-9th.

A. Rashed, C.M. Wallis, A. Simmons, L. Paetzold, F. Workneh, and C.M. Rush 2011 The effects of Zebra Chip disease development and bacterial titer on biochemical properties in relation to the time of infection. AgriLife Research to lead zebra chip reporting session November 7th – 9th, 2011 San Antonio, TX

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