Louis Bengyella

  • Assistant Research Professor
Commercial Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab Head
208 Tyson Building

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • My laboratory offers advanced commercial testing services for turfgrass pathogens via classical cultural, microscopic, and molecular methods (PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, ELISA, etc.,), and pesticide resistance and susceptibility testing of invasive pathogens. Our services support homeowners, golf course superintendents, and all turfgrass stakeholders. My research interests include (1) molecular epidemiology, plant-microbe interactions of fungi and viruses, (2) fungi secretome effector proteins and diagnostic tool development, and (3) characterization of newly reported plant pathogens of turfgrass and industrial hemp production.


  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India, April 2014
  • BSc & MSc in Biochemistry, The University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2001-2007