Gray’s Lily Leafspot Disease Update with Biomedical Scientist, Cindy Barrett
The Roan’s ecosystem is one of the richest repositories of biodiversity on earth, including the rare and endangered Gray’s lily. Only found on the highest elevations of TN, NC and VA, these incredible blooms bring delight to those who find them during the early summer months.
However, the health of the Gray’s lily is being threatened by a serious fungal pathogen – the Lily Leaf Spot Disease. Join Cindy on a virtual tour of an SAHC preserve to learn about Gray’s lily and how conservation organizations like SAHC are coming together to prevent the loss of existing populations.
Cindy Barrett received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Tusculum College and Master’s in Biology from ETSU. Cindy is an avid artist and is currently studying fungal pathogens as a part of her Ph.D. work in Biomedical Science.