Jobelle BrunoJobelle Bruno

Graduate Student
Major Professor: Dr. Jong Hyun Ham


2022- Present: PhD student, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University

2019-2022: MS in Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University. 

2012-2016: B.S. in Agriculture (Crop Protection major), Central Luzon State University, Philippines. Undergraduate research project: “Suppressive Activity of Probiotics Against Banana Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense)


Area of Research:

  • Development of alternative materials and strategies in enhancing rice health
  • Determination of the disease suppressive mechanism of biological control agents against rice diseases
  • Characterization of rhizosphere microbial ecology associated with growth and health of rice plants

Work Experience:

2016-2018- Science Research Analyst, Crop Protection Division, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippines


Lee HH, Lelis TP, Ontoy, J, Bruno, J, Ham JH, Seo YS. Complete genome sequence data of four Burkholderia glumae strains isolated from rice fields in the United States. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2021 Aug 5. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-04-21-0090-A. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34353115.

Iqbal A, Panta PR, Ontoy, J, Bruno, J, Ham JH, Doerrler WT. 2021. Chemical or Genetic Alteration of Proton Motive Force Results in Loss of Virulence of Burkholderia glumae, the Cause of Rice Bacterial Panicle Blight. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2021 Aug 26;87(18):e0091521. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00915-21. Epub. PMID: 34260305; PMCID: PMC8388836.

Edwin C. Martin, Femia R. Sandoval, Dindo King M. Donayre, and Jobelle S. Bruno. 2021. Phenotypic Characteristics of Weedy Rice Variants of Central Mindanao. Philippine Journal of Science 150 (1): 67-83.

Martin, E. C., Bruno, J. S., Donayre, D. K. M., Sandoval, F. R., & Codod, C. B. 2017. Variabilities of Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat [Philippines] weedy rice variants (Oryza sativa L.) based on morpho-agronomic traits. Philippine Journal of Crop Science (Philippines).