Said Ghabrial

saghab00@uky.edu
Said Ghabrial Website

Department of Plant Pathology
201F Plant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive Lexington KY

Professional Profile

Professor Emeritus


Education

  • B.S.- Cairo University, General Agriculture, 1959.
  • M.S.- Louisiana State University, Plant Pathology, 1963.
  • Ph.D.- Louisiana State University, Plant Pathology, 1965.

Employment Highlights

  • Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, 2014-present
  • Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1986-2014
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2001
  • Visiting Professor, Microbiology Department, Oregon State University, 1988-1989.
  • Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1975-1986
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California at Davis, 1978-1979
  • Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1972-1975    

Honors & Recognition

  • Section Editor Encyclopedia of Virology, 4th edition, 2017-2020
  • Member, Editorial Board, Viruses, 2015-2020
  • Elected chair of the Fungal Virus Subcommittee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), 2011-2014. Also elected as a member of the Executive Committee of ICTV for a three-year term
  • Edited a thematic issue of Advances in Virus Research on “Mycoviruses” published by Elsevier in April 2013
  • Awarded a patent (number 7,618,815; viral vectors useful in soybean and methods of use) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on November 17, 2009
  • Fellowship in Virology, awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of
    Science - visited major centers for excellence in Virology and presented lectures, April-May 2009.
  • Associate Editor, the Encyclopedia of Virology, 3rd Edition, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, The American Phytopathological Society, elected in July 2002
  • Local host and Chair of the Organizing Committee - the annual meeting of the American Society for Virology held in Lexington, KY July 20-24, 2002
  • Life-time Membership Award, the American Society for Virology, awarded in 2002
  • Member, Awards and Honors Committee, The American Phytopathological Society, elected in August 2002
  • Member, Editorial Board for the Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology 1998-2000
  • Chair, Study Group on Partitiviruses and Chrysoviruses, the International Committee for the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) 1999-present.
  • Consultant for Monsanto in the area of Plant Virology (soybean viruses), 2000-2001
  • Senior Editor - Phytopathology - 1994-1996.
  • Convenor, Workshop on “Viral entry and replication. ” Fifth International Symposium on Double-stranded RNA viruses. Djerba, Tunisia. March 1995
  • Chairman, Fungal Virus Subcommittee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) 1987-1993
  • Member, Executive Committee of ICTV, 1987-1993
  • Member, Fungal Virus Subcommittee of the ICTV, 1984-present
  • Member, International Program Advisory Committee, International Congress of Virology, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), 1991- 1999
  • Consultant to the Monsanto Co. in the area of Fungal Virology, 1989-1991