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Francisco Ochoa Corona

Co-Author of "Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems"

February 7, 2023

Dr. Francisco M. Ochoa Corona has been a Professor at the Institute for Biosecurity & Microbial Forensics (IBMF), and the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University since August 2008. Dr. Ochoa Corona is a forensic plant pathologist specializing in developing and delivering reference diagnostics for exotic, naturalized, and indigenous plant viruses and other phytopathogens relevant to agricultural biosecurity and microbial forensics. His work is applicable to plant pathogens intercepted at borders or detected by general surveillance of field settings or within transitional facilities. More recently, waterborne plant viruses, arthropods, animals, and public health. Dr. Ochoa Corona investigates the use of plant pathogens as surrogates for biomedicine applications. Ochoa Corona's research in plant pathology contributes scientific input to regulatory officials regarding plant health emergencies and focuses on targeted aspects of forensic plant pathology that are relevant to agricultural biosecurity in Oklahoma, the southern plains, the United States, and other regions of the world such as the South Pacific and Central and South America. Dr. Ochoa Corona joined OSU from the Investigation and Diagnostic Centre (IDC) at Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), where he was Principal Adviser Virology.

Agriculture is often threatened by invasive species of animal pests and pathogens that harm crops. It is essential to have the best methods and tools available to prevent this harm. Biosecurity is a mixture of institutions, policies, and scientific applications that attempts to prevent the spread of unhealthy pests. Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems focuses on the tactical sciences needed to succeed in the biosecurity objectives of preventing plant and animal pathogens from entering or leaving the United States. This book explores a divergence of tactics between plant and animal exotic disease response. Covering topics such as animal pests and pathogens, tactical management, and early detection, this book is an essential resource for researchers, academicians, university faculty, government biosecurity practitioners, customs officers, clinical scientists, and students.


Last Updated: 9 February 2023