Plant Pathology, and Member of AVRI Council
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
The research interest focuses on plant disease diagnostics, host-parasite interactions, slowdiseasing resistance, basis of disease resistance, election for disease resistance including alien Sources of resistance, environmentally-friendly disease management, microbiology of crop stubble, and international development research. Current research interests also include medical and animal mycology (isolation and identification of fungi causing mycoses, proteomic biomarkers for diagnosing fungal diseases, virulence factors in fungal pathogens, epidemiology, drug resistance in mycotic agents, natural plant products as novel antimycotic compounds for management of diseases, and molds and indoor air quality). Research is also being conducted on inactivation of fungal plant pathogens during composting of urban forestry green wood.
Award for Outstanding Research conferred at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society held at Waterton Lakes Lodge, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada from June 16-19, 2002.
(Citation published as Anonymous. 2002. The Canadian Phytopathological Society Award for Outstanding Research: Jalpa P. Tewari. Can. J. Plant Pathology, 24, 401-402.)
Paenibacillus polymyxa strain ATCC 202127 for biocontrol of bacteria and fungi. Inventors: P.D. Kharbanda, R.N. Coleman, P.H. Beatty, S.E. Jensen, J.P. Tewari, and J. Yang. Assignees: The Governors of the University of Alberta, Edmonton (CA); Alberta Research Council, Edmonton (CA); United States Patent No. US 6,602,500 B1, August 5, 2003.
Biocontrol agent and pesticide. Inventors: P. Kharbanda, R. Coleman, P. Beatty, S. Jensen, J.P. Tewari, and J. Yang. Patentees: The Governors of the University of Alberta, Edmonton (CA); Alberta Research Council, Edmonton (CA); Australian Patent No.758577, July 10, 2003.