Graft Transmissible Disease Technician
Molecular experience in the detection of citrus viruses, viroids and Liberibacters. Extraction and testing of insects for biosecurity. Shoot Tip Grafting (STG) and micrografting of citrus cultivars. Detection assay development for citrus Coguviruses as part of MSc. Plant Biotechnology. Rochelle was born and raised in Pretoria where her love for biology originated in high school. While studying at the University of Pretoria she gained an interest in virology, especially in plants and discovered her love for working in a molecular laborotory. Rochelle was appointed as an intern in 2017 after which she was perminently appointed as a technician in 2018.