Jennifer Parker

Prem P. Kandel

Ph.D. Student

213 Rouse Life Sciences Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
Lab: (334) 844-5015
Fax: (334) 844-1947


2011 M.Sc. Plant Protection. Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Thesis: Culture independent quantification of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms from a zero discharge aquaculture system.
2008 B.Sc. Agriculture. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

Current Research:

Conditions promoting recombination in Xylella fastidiosa.

Awards and Fellowships:

  • 2012 - Travel award for First Pears Foundation Alumni Workship at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2011 - Full scholarship for a summer course at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Science Engineering (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2010 - Scholarship for M.Sc. thesis stream by Pears Foundation, UK
  • 2009 - Johny Fraser Memorial Scholarship for M.Sc. studies in Nutritional Sciences at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2004-2008 - Tribhuvan University Fellowship for undergraduate studies


  • Kandel, P.P., Z. Pasternak, J. van Rijn, O. Nahum, and E. Jurkevitch. 2014. Abundance, diversity and seasonal dynamics of predatory bacteria in aquaculture zero discharge systems. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, published online 12 May 2014.

Selected Abstracts/Talks:

  • 2014 - Kandel, P.P. and L. De La Fuente. Effect of growth media composition on natural competence of Xylella fastidiosa. Poster: American Phytopathological Society - Canadian Phytopathological Society (APS-CPS) Joint Meeting, Aug 9-13, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 2012 - Kandel, P.P., J. van Rijn, and E. Jurkevitch. Prospects of the zero discharge system in nutrition and health. Talk: First Pears Foundation Alumni Workshop, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2011 - Kandel, P.P. and E. Jurkevitch. Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms and biofilms. Talk: First Summer Course on biofilms. SCELSE, Singapore.

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