Boris A Vinatzer


TPS Director of Fianance 

School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

The primary objective of Dr. Vinatzer's research is to unravel how bacteria adapt to different environments and translate that knowledge into improving the ability to control crop diseases in a way that benefits farmers, consumers, and the environment alike.

Current research projects:

  1. Research on Airborne Ice Nucleating Species (RAINS)
  2. Leveraging Pathogen Diversity for Gaining Insights into Molecular Plant – Microbe Interactions

Research Interests

Evolution and function of virulence factors in bacterial plant pathogens


(540) 231-2126

551 Latham Hall 
Mail code: 0390 
220 Ag Quad Lane 
Blacksburg, VA 24061