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Cameron Stephens

Cameron Stephens

Ph.D. Student
Phone: (914) 400-9084


BS: Ohio State University
MS: Penn State University

Cameron is originally from Westchester, NY which is located 45 minutes north of New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy with a focus in Turfgrass Science from The Ohio State University in December 2015. During his undergraduate studies, he conducting a summer research internship focusing on turfgrass pathology at Clemson University with Dr. Bruce Martin. After conversations and guidance from his mentors, Cameron decided to pursue graduate school at Penn State University where he worked under Dr. John Kaminski and earned his Master of Science degree in Agronomy with a minor in Plant Pathology in May 2018. His research at Penn State focused on the biology and geographic distribution of fungicide resistant Sclerotinia homoeocarpa populations throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

Cameron is currently pursing a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and is co-advised by Dr. Jim Kerns and Dr. Travis Gannon. His research focuses on the etiology and biology of the organism(s) that cause take-all root rot on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens. He is also investigating the movement and environmental fate of fungicides commonly used to manage detrimental root diseases.