Diane Ullman

Dr. Diane Ullmann

Position Title
Professor of Entomology

172 Hutchison Hall
Bio

Prof. Ullman's Lab Research

AREA OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:

As a faculty member in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, my area of research responsibility encompasses insect/virus/plant interactions and development of management strategies for insect-transmitted plant pathogens. I have worked with many insect vector species (thrips, aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers, mealybugs) and the plant pathogens they transmit, including viruses, phytoplasma and bacteria. During the past 30 years I have delved deeply into world of thrips and the tospoviruses they transmit. My work has ranged from the organismal to the molecular and I have had the opportunity to range across disciplinary borders, working with entomologists, virologists, plant physiologists and plant breeders. Currently, I am exploring the interaction between the Western flower thrips and the plant virus, Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). I lead an AFRI NIFA Coordinated Agricultural Project addressing development of innovative strategies for management of thrips vectors and Tospoviruses and am a co-PI on a NSF grant aimed at revealing the early events in Sw-5 mediated resistance to TSWV in tomato. My teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Entomology and the Science and Society Program. I co-founded and direct the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion program and lead the Career Discovery Group program, a yearlong curriculum for first year students to discover career paths. I co-direct a national mentoring program, the Vector Pathogen Educational Network and mentor many undergraduate interns in my laboratory. I serve on the graduate faculties of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the Department of Plant Pathology and have served as major professor for students in both programs.

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona         
Tucson, Arizona                 B.S.       Horticulture     1977

University of California      
Davis, California               Ph.D.      Entomology     1985

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2014-Present    Professor of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California

2005-2014    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.  September 2006: Co-founder and co-Director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program.

2004-2005    Chair and Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.

2001-2004    Vice-Chair and Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.

1995-2001    Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.

1991-1995    Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1987-1991    Assistant Professor and Assistant Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2014  Entomology Society of America National Excellence in Teaching Award 

2014  Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch Excellence in Teaching Award and Pacific Branch nominee for the national award of the same name.

2011  Fellow of the Entomological Society of America.

2007-2008 Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, University of California Davis.

1993 Western Region Award Recepient, Office of Higher Education Programs, National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences 

    1993 University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Excellence in Teaching Award.  

1993 University of Hawaii-Manoa Regents Medal for Excellence in Research.

PUBLICATIONS IN NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Kimsey, R.B., Markham, P., Ullman, D.E. and D.L. McLean. 1986.  Alternatives to gold wire for tethering insects for electronic monitoring of feeding behavior.  Ann. Appl. Biol. 109:657-660.
  2. Ullman, D.E. and D.L. McLean. 1986. The anterior alimentary canal of the pear psylla, Psylla pyricola Foerster (Homoptera:Psyllidae).  J. Morph. 189:89-98.
     
  3. Ullman, D.E. and D.L. McLean. 1988. The probing behavior of the summer-form pear psylla.  Ent. exp. Appl. 47:115-125.
     
  4. Ullman, D.E. and D.L. McLean. 1988.  The feeding behavior of the winter-form pear psylla, Psylla pyricola Foerster, on reproductive and transitory host plants (Homoptera: Psyllidae).  Environ. Entomol. 17(4):675-678.
     
  5. Ullman, D.E., Qualset, C.O. and D.L. McLean. 1988.  Feeding responses of Rhopalosiphum padi(Homoptera:Aphidae) to barley yellow dwarf virus resistant and susceptible barley varieties.  Environ. Entomol. 17(6):988-991.
     
  6. Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., Gundasinghe, U. and R. Ebesu. 1989.  Serology of a closterovirus-like particle in pineapple.  Phytopathology 79:1341-1345.
     
  7. Ullman, D.E., Westcot, D., Hunter, W.B., and R.F.L. Mau. 1989. Internal morphology of Frankliniella occidentalis(Pergande) with reference to tomato spotted wilt virus/vector relationships.  Int. J. Insect Morphol. & Embryol. 18:289-310.
     
  8. Hunter, W.B. and D.E. Ullman. 1989.  Analysis of mouthpart movements during feeding of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) and F. schultzei Trybom (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).  Int. J. Insect Morphol. & Embryol. 18:161-171.
     
  9. Ullman, D.E., Cho, J.J. and T.L. German. 1991. Occurrence and distribution of cucurbit viruses in the Hawaiian Islands.  Plant Disease 75:367-370.
     
  10. Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., McIntosh, C.E. and D.W. Williams. 1991. Effect of heat treatment on a closteroviruslike particle associated with mealybug wilt of pineapple.  Plant Disease 75:859-861.
     
  11. Hunter, W.B. and D.E. Ullman. 1992.  Anatomy and ultrastructure of the piercing-sucking mouthparts and paraglossal sensilla of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera:Thripidae).  J. Insect Morphology and Embryology 21:17-35.
     
  12. Hunter, W.B. and D.E. Ullman. 1992.  Effects of the neem product, RD-Repelin, on settling behavior and transmission of zucchini yellow mosaic virus by the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Annals of Applied Biology 120:9-15.
     
  13. Ullman, D.E., Cho, J.J., Mau, R.F.L., Westcot, D.M., and D.M. Custer. 1992.  Midgut epithelial cells act as a barrier to tomato spotted wilt virus acquisition by adult western flower thrips, Phytopathology 82:1333-1342.
     
  14. Costa, H.S., Johnson, M.W., Ullman, D.E., Omer, A.D., and B.E. Tabashnik. 1993.  Sweetpotato whitefly (Homoptera:Aleyrodidae): Analysis of biotypes and distribution in Hawaii.  Environmental Entomology 22:16-20.
     
  15. Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., Cantone, F.A. and J.L. Sherwood. 1993.  A rapid fixation and embedding method for immunocytochemical studies of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in plant and insect tissues.  Microscopy Research and Techniques 24:515-520.
     
  16. Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., Sherwood, J.L., Westcot, D.M. and F.A. Cantone. 1993. Tospovirus replication in insect vector cells:  Immunocytochemical evidence that the nonstructural protein encoded by the S RNA of tomato spotted wilt virus is present in thrips vector cells.  Phytopathology 83:456-463.
     
  17. Omer, A.D., Johnson, M.W., Tabashnik, B.E., Costa, H.S. and D.E. Ullman. 1993. Association between insecticide use and greenhouse whitefly (Homoptera:Aleyrodidae) resistance to insecticides in Hawaii.  Pesticide Science 37:253-259.
     
  18. Omer, A.D., Tabashnik, B.E., Johnson, M.W., Costa, H.S. and D.E. Ullman. 1993. Genetic and environmental influences on susceptibility to acephate in sweetpotato whitefly Homoptera: Aleyrodidae).  J. Econ. Entomol. 86:652-659.
     
  19. Costa, H. S., D. E. Ullman, M. W. Johnson & B. E. Tabashnik. 1993.  Squash silverleaf symptoms induced by immature, but not adult Bemisia tabaci.  Phytopathology 83:763-766.
     
  20. Omer, A.D., Johnson, M.W., Tabashnik, B.E., Costa, H.S. and D.E. Ullman. 1993. Sweetpotato whitefly  resistance to insecticides in Hawaii: intra-island variation is related to insecticide use.  Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 67:173-182.
     
  21. Kumar, N. K.K., D.E. Ullman & J.J. Cho. 1993.  A comparison of mechanical and thrips transmission for evaluation of Lycopersicon germplasm for resistance to tomato spotted wilt tospovirus using mechanical and thrips transmission. Plant Dis. 77:938-941.
     
  22. Costa, H. S., M. W. Johnson, D. E. Ullman & B. E. Tabashnik. 1993.  Association between Bemisia tabaci density and reduced growth, yellowing and stem blanching of lettuce and kai choy.  Plant Disease 77:969-972.
     
  23. Costa, H.S., D.E. Ullman, M.W. Johnson, B.E. Tabashnik. 1993.  Oxytetracycline interferes with Bemisia tabaci  oviposition, development and ability to induce squash silverleaf.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86:740-748.
     
  24. Costa, H.S., Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E. & M.W. Johnson. 1993.  Ultrastructure of the endosymbionts of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum.  Protoplasma 176:106-115.
     
  25. Hollingsworth, R.G., Tabashnik, B.T., Ullman, D.E., Johnson, M.W. & R. Messing. 1994.  Resistance of Aphis gossypii (Homoptera:Aphididae) to insecticides in Hawaii:  spatial pattern and relation to insecticide use.  J. Econ. Entomol. 87:293-300.
     
  26. Hunter, W.B. and D.E. Ullman. 1994.   Precibarial and cibarial chemosensilla in the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande).  International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology 23:69-83.
     
  27. Hunter, W.B., Ullman, D.E., and A. Moore. 1994.  Electronic Monitoring:  Characterizing the feeding behavior of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera:Thripidae), pp. 73-85.  In Ellsbury, M.E., Ullman, D.E. and E.A. Backus (eds.), Proceedings of an Informal Conference on Electronic Monitoring of Insect Feeding Behavior, San Antonio Texas, December 1989.  Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.
     
  28. Costa, H.S., Johnson, M.W. and Ullman, D.E. 1994.  Row covers effect on sweetpotato whitefly (Homoptera:Aleyrodidae) densities, incidence of silverleaf, and crop yield in zucchini.  J. Econ. Entomol. 87:  1616-1621.
     
  29. Bandla, M.D., Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E., German, T.L. and J.L. Sherwood. 1994.  Use of monoclonal antibody to the nonstructural protein encoded by the small RNA of the tomato spotted wilt tospovirus to identify viruliferous thrips.  Phytopathology 84:  1427-1431.
     
  30. Kumar, N.K., Ullman, D.E. & J.J. Cho. 1995.  Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) landing and resistance to tomato spotted wilt tospovirus among Lycopersicon accessions with additional comments on Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera:Thripidae) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Homoptera:  Aleyrodidae).  Environmental Entomol. 24:  513-520.
     
  31. Ullman, D.E., Westcot, D.M., Chenault, K.D., Sherwood, J.L., German, T.L., Bandla, M.D., Cantone, F.A. and H.L. Duer. 1995.   Compartmentalization, intracellular transport and autophagy of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus proteins in infected thrips cells.  Phytopathology 85:644-654.
     
  32. Hu, J.S., Sether, D.M., Harrington, M.H. and D.E. Ullman. 1995.  Two-step heat treatment of pineapple crowns increases thermotolerance.  HortTechnology 5:  63-66. 
     
  33. Kumar, N.K.K., Ullman, D.E. and J.J. Cho. 1995.  Resistance among Lycopersicon species to Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 88:  1057:1065.
     
  34. Costa, H.S., Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E., Rosell, R.C., Brown, J.K. & M.W. Johnson. 1995. Morphological variation in Bemisia endosymbionts. Protoplasma 189:194-202.
     
  35. Wu, Z.C., Hu, J.S., Polston, J.E., Ullman, D.E. & E. Hiebert. 1996.  Complete nucleotide sequence of a non-vector transmissible strain of abutilon mosaic gemnivirus in Hawaii.  Phytopathology 86: 608-613.
     
  36. Costa, H.S., Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E., Rosell, R.C., Brown, J.K. & M.W. Johnson. 1996.  Virus-like particles in the mycetocytes of the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 67: 183-186.
     
  37. Yuan, C. and D.E. Ullman. 1996. Comparison of efficiency and propensity as measures of vector importance in zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus transmission by Aphis gossypii and A. craccivora. Phytopathology 86:698:-703.
     
  38. Hu, J.S., Sether, D., Zee, F. & D.E. Ullman. 1996. Detection of pineapple closterovirus in pineapple plants and mealybugs using monoclonal antibodies. Plant Pathology 45:829-836.
     
  39. Hollingsworth, R.G., Tabashnik, B.E., Ullman, D.E., Johnson, M.W. & R. Messing. 1997. Fecundity of Aphis gossypii Glover as influenced by pesticide resistance and exposure to four insecticides. J. of Economic Entomol. 90:55-58.
     
  40. Kaloshian, I., Kinsey, M.G., Ullman, D.E. & V.M. Williamson. 1997.  The impact of Meu1-mediated resistance in tomato on longevity, fecundity and behavior of the potato aphid, Macroshiphum euphorbiae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 83:  181-187.
     
  41. Hu, J.S., Sether, D.M., Liu, X.P., Wang, M., Zee, F. & D.E. Ullman. 1997. Use of a tissue blotting immunoassay to examine the distribution of pineapple closterovirus in Hawaii.  Plant Disease 81:  1150-1154.
     
  42. Jones, V.P., Follett, P.A., Messing, R.H., Borth, W.B., Hu, J.S. & D.E. Ullman. 1998. Effect of Sophonia rufofascia(Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) on Guava Production in Hawaii, Journal of Economic Entomology 91:  693-698.
     
  43. Bandla, M.D., Campbell, L.R., Ullman, D.E. & J.L. Sherwood. 1998.  Interaction of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (TSWV) glycoproteins with the thrips’ midgut, a potential cellular receptor for TSWV.  Phytopathology 88:  98-104.
     
  44. Rossi, M., Goggin, F.L., Milligan, S.B., Kaloshian, I., Ullman, D.E. & V.M. Williamson. 1998.  The nematode resistance gene Mi of tomato confers resistance against the potato aphid.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 95:9750-9754.
     
  45. Sether, D.M., Hu, J.S. & D.E. Ullman. 1998.  Transmission of pineapple mealybug wilt-associated virus by two species of mealybugs (Dysmicoccus spp.).  Phytopathology 1224-1230.
     
  46. Borth, W.B., Ullman, D.E., Jones, V.P., Zee, F. and J. S. Hu. 1999.  Elimination of phytoplasmas as causal agents of macadamia decline and non-ripening of papaya.  Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 76:  36-44. 
     
  47. Medeiros, R., Ullman, D.E., Sherwood, J.L. & T.L. German. 2000.  Immunoprecipitation of a 50 kDa protein:  a candidate receptor component for tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (Bunyaviridae) in its main vector, Frankliniella occidentalis, Virus Research 67 (2): 109-118.
     
  48. Kaloshian, I., Kinsey, M.K., Williamson, V.M. and D.E. Ullman. 2000.  Mi-Mediated resistance against the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) limits sieve element ingestion.  Environmental Entomology 29:690-695.
     
  49. Yoo, B., Aoki, K., Xiang, Y, Campbell, L.R., Hull, R.J., Xoconostle-Cazares, B., Monzer, J., Lee, J., Ullman, D.E.,and W.J. Lucas. 2000. Characterization of Cucurbita maxima phloem serpin-1 (CmPS-1):  a developmentally regulated elastase inhibitor.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 275:35122-35128.
     
  50. Goggin, F.L., Williamson, V.M. and D.E. Ullman. 2001. Variability in the response of Macrosiphum euphorbiaeand Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) to the tomato resistance gene Mi.  Environmental Entomology 30:101-106.
     
  51. Ghanim, M., Rosell, R.C., Campbell, L.R., Czosnek, H., Brown, J.K. and D.E. Ullman. 2001.  Microscopic analysis of the digestive, salivary, and reproductive organs of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera:  Aleyrodidae) B types.  Journal of Morphology 248: 22-40.
     
  52. Borth, W.B., Jones, V.P., Ullman, D.E. and J.S. Hu. 2001.  Effects of cecropin analogs on in vitro growth of Acholeplasma laidlawii.  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 45:1894-1895.
     
  53. Thaler, J.S., Karban, R., Ullman, D.E., Boege, K., Bostock, R.M. 2001. Cross-talk between jasmonate and salicylate plant defense pathways:  effects on several plant parasites. Oecologia 131:227-235.
     
  54. Zhou, C.L.E, Ammar, E.D., Sheta, H., Kelley, S., Polek, M., Ullman, D.E.. 2002. Citrus tristeza virus ultrastructure, inclusion bodies and associated cytopathology in Citrus sinensis and C. aurantifolia.  Canadian Journal of Botany 80:512-525.
     
  55. Whitfield, A.E., Sherwood, J.L., Ullman, D.E. 2003. A new detection tool for tospoviruses.  Plant Disease 87:618-622.
     
  56. Goggin, F.L., Shah, G., Williamson, V.M. and Ullman, D.E. 2004. Developmental regulation of Mi-mediated aphid resistance is independent of Mi1.2 transcript levels. MPMI 17:532-536.
  57. Goggin, F.L., Shah, G., Williamson, V.M. and Ullman, D.E. 2004. Instability of Mi-mediated resistance in transgenic tomato. Molecular Breeding 13:357-364.
     
  58. Whitfield, A.E., D.E. Ullman, and T.L. German. 2004. Expression and characterization of a soluble form of Tomato spotted wilt virus glycoprotein GN. Journal of Virology 78(23):13197-13206.
     
  59. Whitfield, A.E., Ullman D.E., German T.L. 2005. Tomato spotted wilt virus glycoprotein GC is cleaved at acidic pH. Virus Res., 110:183-186.
     
  60. Whitfield, A.E., Ullman D.E., & German T.L. 2005. Thrips/Tospovirus Interactions. Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 43: 459-489.  
     
  61. Ullman, D.E., Whitfield, A.E., German, T.L. 2005. Thrips and Tospoviruses Come of Age:  Mapping Determinants of Insect Transmission.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences, 102:4931-32.
     
  62. Goggin, F.L., Jia, L., Shah, G., Hebert, V., Williamson, V.M., Ullman, D.E.  2006.  Heterologous expression of the Mi-1.2 gene from tomato confers resistance against nematodes but not aphids in eggplant.  MPMI 19 (4):383-388.
     
  63. Roy, G. Sudarshana, M.R. UllmanD.E., Ding, S., Dandekar, A.M., Falk, B.W. 2006. Chimeric cDNA sequences from Citrus tristeza virus confer silencing-mediated resistance in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana plants.  Phytopathology 96 (8): 819-827.
  64. Ullman D, Moyer J, Goldbach R, Moritz G. 2007. VIII International Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses September 11–15, 2005 Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California. 49pp. Journal of Insect Science 7:28, available online: insectscience.org/7.28
     
  65. Roy, G., Ullman, D.E., Falk, B.W. 2010.  Nucleotide sequence-based detection, analysis and variation among California CTV isolates. In Citrus tristeza virus complex and tristeza diseases, Karasev, A., Hilf, M. (eds).  pp. 167-186.
     
  66. Whitfield, A.E., Kumar, N.K.K., Rotenberg, D., Ullman, D.E., Zietlow, C., Willis, D.K. and German, T. L.  2007. A soluble form of the tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) glycoprotein GN (GN-S) inhibits transmission of TSWV by Frankliniella occidentalis, Phytopathology 98:45-50.
     
  67. Chanbusarakum, L.J. and Ullman, D.E. 2008.  Characterization of bacterial symbionts in Frankliniella occidentalis(Pergande), Western flower thrips.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 99:318-25. 
     
  68. Chanbusarakum, L.J. and Ullman, D.E. 2009.  Distribution and Ecology of Frankliniella occidentalis(Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Bacterial Symbionts. Environmental Entomology 38(4):1069-1077.
     
  69. Rotenberg, D., Kumar, N.K.K., Ullman D.E., Montero-Astua, M., Willis, D.K., German, T.L., and Whitfield, A.E. 2009.  Variation in tomato spotted wilt virus titer in Frankliniella occidentalis and its association with frequency of transmission.  Phytopathology  99: 404-410.
     
  70. Stafford, C. A., Walker, G.P., and Ullman D.E. 2011. Modification of vector feeding behavior is a conserved trait for plant and animal viruses.  Proc. of the Natl. Acad. Sciences, 108 (23): 9350–9355, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1100773108.
     
  71. Stafford, C.A., Walker, G.P., and Ullman D.E. 2012. Hitching a ride: Vector feeding and virus transmission. Communicative & Integrative Biology 5:1: 43-49.
     
  72. Dutta, B., Barman, A. K., Srinivasan, R., Avci, U., Ullman, D. E., Langston, D. B. and Gitaitis, R. D. 2014. Transmission of Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea agglomerans causal agents of center rot of onion ( L.) by onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman). Phytopathology 104:812-819.
     
  73. Stafford-Banks, C.A.; Yang, L.H., McMunn, M.S., and Ullman, D.E. 2014. Virus infection alters the predatory behavior of an omnivorous vector. Oikos 123: 1384-1390.
     
  74. Stafford-Banks, C.A.; Rotenberg, D., Johnson, B.R., Whitfield, A.E., Ullman, D.E. 2014. Analysis of the salivary transcriptome of Frankliniella occidentalis. PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094447.
     
  75. Batuman, O., Campbell, A.J., Coop, L., Ullman, D.E., Gilbertson, R.L., and McRoberts, N. 2015. Using a degree day insect development model to guide strategic management of western flower thrips and Tomato spotted wilt virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Tospovirus) on processing tomato in the Central Valley of California, Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1069:309-314.
     
  76. Montero-Astúa, M., Ullman, D.E., and A.E. Whitfield. 2016. Salivary gland morphology, tissue tropism and the progression of tospovirus infection in Frankliniella occidentalis, Virology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2016.03.003.
     
  77. Shah, A.S., Ullman, D.E., Stafford-Banks, C.A., and I.A. Khan. 2016. Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Feeding and Mortality in Response to Botanical Extracts. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica (In Press).

 

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS

Qualset, C.O., Lorens, G., Ullman, D.E. and P.E. McGuire.  1990.  Genetics of host plant resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus, In Burnett, P.A. (ed.) World Perspectives on Barley Yellow Dwarf. CIMMYT, Mexico, D.F. Mexico.

German, T.L., Ullman, D.E. and J.W. Moyer.  1992.  Tospoviruses: Diagnosis, Molecular  Biology, Phylogeny, and Vector Relationships, Annual Review of Phytopathology 30:315-348.

Ullman, D.E., Mau, R.F.L., Cho, J.J., German, T.L., Hunter, W.B., Westcot, D. and D.M. Custer. 1992. Thrips-tomato spotted wilt virus interactions:  morphological, behavioral and cellular components influencing thrips transmission, In (ed.) K.F. Harris, Advances in Disease Vector Research, Volume 9, pp. 196-239.

German, T.L., Ullman, D.E. and U.B. Gunasinghe.  1992.  Mealybug Wilt Disease of Pineapple. In (ed.) K.F. Harris, Advances in Disease Vector Research, Volume 9, pp. 242-259.

Ullman, D.E., Sherwood, J.L. and T.G. German.  1997.  Thrips As Vectors of Plant Pathogens,  pp. 539-565, In (ed.) T.L. Lewis, Thrips As Crop Pests, CAB International, London.

Sherwood, J.L., German, T.L. Moyer, J.W., Ullman, D.E. and Whitfield, A.E. 2000.  Tospoviruses, pp.1034-1040 In: Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, O.C. Maloy and T. D. Murray, eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Ullman, D.E., Meideros, R., Campbell, L.R., Whitfield, A.E., Sherwood, J.L. and German, T.L.  2002.  Thrips as Vectors of Tospoviruses. pp.113-140.  In:  Advances in Botanical Research, Volume 36, incorporating Advances in Plant Pathology, R. Plumb, ed., Elsevier Science Ltd.

Montero-Astúa, M., Stafford-Banks, C., Badillo-Vargas, I., Rotenberg, D., Ullman, D.E., and Whitfield, A. E., 2016. Tospovirus -thrips biology. In Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens. J.K. Brown, ed. APS Press.

 

EDITED PROCEEDINGS VOLUMES

Johnson, M.W., D.E. Ullman & A.Vargo (eds.).  1991.  1989 Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Crop Protection Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, 18-19 May 1989,  University of Hawaii Research Extension Series 134.

Ellsbury, M.E., D.E. Ullman and E.A. Backus (eds.).  1994.  Proceedings of an Informal Conference on Electronic Monitoring of Insect Feeding Behavior, San Antonio Texas, December 1989. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PROCEEDINGS

Ullman, D.E., Qualset, C.O. and D.L. McLean.  1989.  Aphid probing activities: Do they play a role in barley resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus in the presence of the Yd2 gene?  Barley Yellow Dwarf Newsletter, No. 2., CIMMYT, Mexico, D.F. Mexico.

Ullman, D.E., Westcot, D.M., Mau, R.F.L., Cho, J.J. and D.M. Custer.  1991.  Tomato spotted wilt virus and one thrips vector: Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) internal  morphology and virus location.  In  Proceedings of the United States Department of Agriculture Tomato Spotted Wilt Workshop: Virus-Thrips-Plant Interaction of TSWV, Beltsville, Maryland, April 18-19, 1990.

Mau, R.F.L., Bautista, R., Ullman, D.E., Gusukuma-Minuto, L., Cho, J.J. and D. Custer.  1991.  Factors affecting the epidemiology of TSWV in field crops:  comparative virus acquisition efficiency of vectors and suitability of alternate hosts to Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande).  In  Proceedings of the United States Department of Agriculture Tomato Spotted Wilt Workshop: Virus-Thrips-Plant Interaction of TSWV, Beltsville, Maryland, April 18-19, 1990.

Cho, J.J., Mau, R.F.L., Ullman, D.E. and D.M. Custer.  1991.  Serological detection of tomato spotted wilt virus within thrips.  In  Proceedings of the United States Department of Agriculture Tomato Spotted Wilt Workshop: Virus-Thrips-Plant Interaction of TSWV, Beltsville, Maryland, April 18-19, 1990.

German, T.L., Hu, Y., Cho, J.J. and D.E. Ullman.  1991.  Use of cDNA probes for detection of tomato spotted wilt virus in plant and insect tissue.  In  Proceedings of the United States Department of Agriculture Tomato Spotted Wilt Workshop: Virus-Thrips-Plant Interaction of TSWV, Beltsville, Maryland, April 18-19, 1990.

Ullman, D.E., Cho, J.J. and R.H. Ebesu.  Strategies for limiting the spread of aphid-transmitted viruses in zucchini.  In(eds.) Johnson, M.W., Ullman, D.E. and A. Vargo, Proceedings of the 1989 Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Crop Protection Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1989.

Cho, J.J., Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., Custer, D., and A. Moore. Detection of cucurbit viruses in Hawaii.  In (eds.) Johnson, M.W., Ullman, D.E. and A. Vargo, Proceedings of the 1989 Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Crop Protection Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1989.

Yudin, L.S., Wall, G.C., Johnson, M.W., Ullman, D.E., Quitugua, R.J., and P.L. Wall.  The ripening of watermelon IPM in Guam.  In (eds.) Johnson, M.W., Ullman, D.E. and A. Vargo, Proceedings of the 1989 Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Crop Protection Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1989.

Ullman, D.E.,  Hu, J.S., Sether, D., Gonsalves, A., Williams, D.D.F., and H. Fleisch. 1994.  Heat treatment of pineapple: subsequent growth and occurrence of mealybug wilt of pineapple.  In (eds.) Bartholomew, D.P. and Rohrbach, K.G., Acta Horticulturae, Technical communications of the International Society for Horticultural Science, Proceedings of the First International Pineapple Symposium, pp.407-410.

Ullman, D.E., German, T.L., Sherwood, J.L. and D.M. Westcot.  1995.  Thrips transmission of Tospoviruses: Future Possibilities for Management.  In (eds.) Parker, B.L., M. Skinner & T.L. Lewis, Thrips Biology and Management, Proceedings, The 1993 International Conference on Thysanoptera, Towards Understanding Thrips Management, 135-151, September 1993, Burlington, VT, USA.  Plenum Publishing Corp., New York.

Ullman, D.E.  1996.  Thrips and tospoviruses:  Advances and future directions.  In (eds.) Kuo, G., Peters, D. and German, T.L., Acta Horticulturae, Technical Communications of the International Society for Horticultural Science, Proceedings of the International Conference on Thrips and Tospoviruses, Number 431:  310-324.

Bandla, M.D., Westcot, D.M., Ullman, D.E. and J.L. Sherwood.  1996.  Thrips midgut proteins that bind to tomato spotted wilt tospovirus glycoproteins. In (eds.) Kuo, G., Peters, D. and German, T.L., Acta Horticulturae, Technical Communications of the International Society for Horticultural Science, Proceedings of the International Conference on Thrips and Tospoviruses Number 431:  333-340.

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES 

Undergraduate Courses:

Career Discovery Group Program, co-founded and co-directed the program with David Rizzo, Director of Science and Society. Team teach the mentoring course (SAS 396), 3 quarters/year, each year since 2006.

Entomology 1 (Art, Science and the World of Insects), GE in Art and Humanities, Science and Engineering, taught one time/year for 18 years, 2 times in 2007).  I lead the lecture and one of the studio sections each time this course is offered.  Enrollments range from 55 to 128 students.

Entomology 10 (Natural History of Insects), GE in Science and Engineering, taught 1 time/year for 4 years.  Enrollments ranged from 114 to 132 students).

Entomology 111 (Insects and Human Affairs), one of the first upper division GE courses on campus, discontinued when upper division GE requirements were removed. Taught 1 time/year for four years. Enrollments ranged from 10 to 145.

Entomology 123 (Plant/Virus/Insect Interactions), taught every other year (7 offerings since course approval).  Enrollments ranged from 6 to 32.

Freshman Seminars (varying topics, 7 since 2009). Enrollments under 20 students.

Davis Honor’s Challenge Sections (Associated with Entomology 1), six times over the past 12 years. This special section is for honors students. Enrollments under 15 students.

Co-founded and Co-directed  the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program:  renovated a space for teaching the courses, provided leadership for  the development of two new undergraduate courses taught by Wendy Silk and Terry Nathan (SAS 40 and SAS 42).  Led the development and implementation of a year long colloquium:  The Consilience of Art and Science.  Led the mentoring of graduate students in using an art/science paradigm for teaching (Sarina Jepsen, Danielle Fodor, Elizabeth Kaino Hopper, Sarah Dalrymple, Anna Davidson, Andrea Wagner). Sarah Dalrymple was recognized with the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award.

 

Graduate Courses:

ENT 200B: Required graduate foundation course co-taught with multiple faculty members from Entomology.

ENT 290:  Evolution of Insect/Virus Relationships (co-taught 2 times) 

SAS 390:  Developing Undergraduate Mentoring Skills, co-taught over 3 years, 2 quarters/year.

Research Units:  Mentored 4 graduate students as major professor:  Anna Whitfield, Fiona Goggin, Lisa Chanbusarakum, Candice Stafford.
 

CREATIVE WORKS ASSOCIATED WITH TEACHING ENTOMOLOGY 1 AND FRESHMAN SEMINARS

 

Permanent Installations

Location

1. Insects and Agricultural Ecosystems of Northern California

 

Painted mural that illustrates agricultural ecosystems in the region surrounding the UC Davis campus.  Insects found as pests or biological control agents are featured in the ecosystems.

Briggs Hall, Room 158, Classroom.  This room is used by Entomology and associated undergraduate and graduate programs. 

2. Meeting the Challenge

 

Painted mural that illustrates global environmental challenges from air and water pollution to food production and global warming.  The mural incorporates insects, plants and human endeavors at all levels of the ecosystems illustrated.  Students sought to inform the viewer about challenges to the environment while conveying a sense of hope.  The quote that best described their thinking is inscribed on the mural:

 

“If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire plant Earth.” –Carl Sagan

Science and Society Conference Room

 

This room is used for meeting and small classes and is used primarily by the Science and Society Program and the Department of Plant Pathology.

3. The Where’s Waldo of Biological Control

 

Painted mural that illustrates the insect pests and their natural enemies in the context of a sustainable garden.  Insects and natural enemies are shown highly magnified on one wall and closer to “life size” and in action on the other wall.

 

Student Farm, UC Davis campus, two walls of the tool shed.

 

This mural is used extensively for the Children in the Garden Program.

4. California’s Agricultural, Land, Air and Water

 

Painted mural that illustrates agricultural ecosystems in California (rice to peaches), water systems and associated organisms (e.g. salmon), soil and soil borne animals (e.g. nematodes), vernal pools, oak forests and the birds and insects one finds in all these environments.

Plant Environmental Science Building

 

This mural spans the staircase and landing from the first to second floor of this building.  It is enjoyed by all those working in the building and visiting the building.

5. The Redwood Grove From a Lady Bird Beetles Perspective

 

This 60 foot long mural illustrates the life cycle of the lady bird beetle, as well as the many birds and insects common to the Redwood Grove on campus.

Tunnel Under the A Street Bridge  . 

6. Gardens, Food and Insects

 

This painted mural illustrates gardens and how people use gardens, as well as the insects one finds in gardens.  It covers two large outdoor walls facing one of the playgrounds and is used as an educational tool for the children and families at the center.

Center for Child and Family Studies, 1st and A Street, UC Davis 

7. Insect Camouflage

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates how insects use camouflage to protect themselves from predators and other natural enemies.  It is installed above the discovery garden and there is an educational piece that was prepared by the students who created the mural.  It is used as an educational tool for the children and families at the center.

Center for Child and Family Studies, 1st and A Street, UC Davis 

8. The Insect Collection

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates the orders of insects and the important of insect collections. There is an educational piece that was prepared by the students who created the mural.  It is used as an educational tool for the children and families at the center.

Center for Child and Family Studies, 1st and A Street, UC Davis 

9. California’s Environments and Insect Biodiversity

 

This is a series of hand-painted and dyed silk banners that illustrate six key environments in California and the insect biodiversity within them.  Created by students in the textile section of ENT 001, there is an educational piece that was prepared by Kaino Hopper (TA) and is used by the Bohart Museum for their educational outreach program.

Hallway Outside the Bohart Museum, Academic Surge.

10.  The Queen Bee and Her Retinue

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates the interactions between the honey bee queen and her retinue (the bees that respond to her queen pheromone and care for the queen).  Other honey bee castes are also illustrated, e.g. nurse bees.

Harry Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility, one block off Hopkins Road, west side of UC Davis Campus

11. Pollinators

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates a diversity of insects that are known to contribute to pollination of plants in California.

Harry Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility, one block off Hopkins Road, west side of UC Davis Campus

12. The Swarm

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates how bees swarm.

Harry Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility, one block off Hopkins Road, west side of UC Davis Campus

13. The Insect Collection

 

This ceramic mosaic mural illustrates the major insect orders and highlights the importance of insect systematic and taxonomy to the science of entomology.

 

Briggs Hall, Hallway Outside Department of Entomology Business Office, Room 376

14. Insect Biodiversity

 

This ceramic mosaic illustrates the wide diversity of insects on the planet and highlights the importance of conserving insects.

Briggs Hall, Hallway Outside Room 383

15. Insects and Planet Earth

 

This series of ceramic tiles create a portal surround that illustrates the diversity of insects on the planet.

Briggs Hall, Portal surround on the main door to Room 383

16. Tree of Life

 

This 17’ x 11’ ceramic mural illustrates the Valley Oak Tree and the insects and other animals that flourish in the oak ecosystem.

Comfort Station, Front Wall, West side of campus (also known as “Hinshaw Hall”)

17. Valley Wise Visions

 

This 17’ x 11’ ceramic mural illustrates the Ruth Storer garden and the drought resistant plants it features.  Insects and other animals commonly found in the garden are also illustrated.

Comfort Station, Front Wall, West side of campus (also known as “Hinshaw Hall”), side facing the Ruth Storer Garden

18. Oak Family Tree

 

This 17’ x 11’ ceramic mural illustrates 29 oak species found in the Shields Oak Grove and their evolutionary relationships.  Scientific names of the oak species and their groupings are highlighted along with the insects and other animals found in the oak forest ecosystem.

Comfort Station, Front Wall, West side of campus (also known as “Hinshaw Hall”), side facing the oak grove and the creek

 

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, OCTOBER 2009

19. Nature’s Gallery

 

This is mosaic mural celebrates drought resistant plants in the Ruth Storer Garden along with the pollinators and other insects that are essential to the plants’ ecological success.

Exhibited in the U.S. Botanic Garden 2007, the California State Fair 2008 and is now permanently installation between the Ruth Storer Garden and Arboretum Teaching Nursery. This installation was recently touted by the Sacramento Bee as the” new icon for UC Davis—to replace the water tower.”

20.  California’s Gold

 

This ceramic mosaic mural highlights the fascinating geology of the California land mass and the crops, animals and insects for which the state is renowned.

Exhibited at the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center and the California State Fair 2008.  Awaiting installation (Canon Building, Washington, D.C.)

21. The Face of Darwin

 

This tile mosaic captures the essence of Charles Darwin’s life and the experiences that led him to propose “On the Origin of the Species”.  It was produced by students in a freshman seminar and community members in collaboration with Mau Stanton and other faculty in Evolution and Ecology.

Exhibited at the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center, in the Dean’s Office CA&ES lobby.

 

Currently installed in the Storer Hall Lobby

22. Oak Discovery Trail—Story of the Oaks Tree Mosaics

Work of the ENT 001 Fall 2009 Ceramics Studio.  Installed in the Shields Oak Grove.

23. Honey Bee Haven Entry Pillars:  Pollination and Life Inside the Hive (Work of the ENT 001 Fall 2009 Graphics Studio, led by Sarah Dalrymple).

 

24. Interactive Hive Exhibit:  Honey Bee Biology (Work of the ENT 001 2009 Fall Textiles Studio, led by Kaino Hopper).

Installed December 2009, Honey Bee Haven, a project funded by Häagen-Dazs® and facilitated by the Department of Entomology and the California Center for Urban Horticulture.

Installed December 2009, Honey Bee Haven.

25. Honey Bee Haven Entry Benches (work of the DNC Freshman Seminar Spring 2010, the community & Billick Rock Art).

Install May 2010, Honey Bee Haven

26. Alternative Pollinators, wall mural (work of ENT 1 2010 Graphics Studio ( Sarah Dalrymple).

Install December 2010, Honey Bee Haven

27. Ceramic mosaic pillars, two at the entry of the Honey Bee Haven

Installed December 2012, Ullman and Billick with ENT 1 students

 

28 & 29. Cabinets of Curiosity (2), with artworks created from found objects and multimedia items, exhibited in multiple venues, including the Bohart Museum, UC Davis.

 

December 2011 and 2012, Ullman and Billick with Anna Davidson and ENT 1 students

30. Three ceramic mosaic planters in Honey Bee Haven, clay, tile pieces, hand-made ceramic artwork.

 

June 2012, December 2012. Ullman and Billick with ENT 1 and Freshman Seminar students.

31. 18 large scale ceramic book sculptures, The Art of Global Transformation for Women, honoring the Campus Community Book Project, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn.

 

December 2013, on display in the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. To become a traveling exhibition. Ullman, Billick, Freshman Seminar students and community members.

32. 4 x 6’ ceramic mosaic mural depicting the importance of the soapberry bug in contemporary evolutionary studies

June 2015, permanently installed in the Life Sciences Laboratory Building on the UC Davis campus. Created by ENT 1 students and community members.