Plant Pathology Hires New Graduate Program Support Assistant
August 18, 2014
The Department of Plant Pathology welcomes Kathy Zimmerman in her new position as the Department's Graduate Program Support Assistant.
Dr. Seogchan Kang Gives Plenary Lecture During 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
August 7, 2014
Dr. Kang attended the 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions in Rhodes, Greece, July 6-10, 2014, and gave a talk entitled “Hidden Roles of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Fungal Niche Adaptation and Plant Biology.” Approximately 1,200 from 55 countries attended this meeting and presented more than 700 posters. A diverse array of talks in plenary and concurrent sessions highlighted the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.
Congratulations to Ningxiao Li
August 6, 2014
Ningxiao received a $2,500 fellowship from the Center for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics (CECG). She is a student in the Plant Biology program working on fungal volatile effect on plant growth and stress resistance with Dr. Seogchan Kang. Through this fellowship program, the CECG supports student research in areas ranging across the biological and agricultural sciences, engineering, and earth and mineral sciences. Congratulations to Ningxiao on this achievement!
Laura Ramos-Sepulveda and Vasileios Bitas Successfully Complete Ph.D. Thesis Defense
August 6, 2014
Laura Ramos-Sepulveda and Vasileios Bitas, Ph.D. Candidates in Plant Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Tim McNellis and Dr. Seogchan Kang, respectively, successfully completed their Ph.D. thesis defense. Vasileios’s thesis is entitled: “Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the soilborne fungi F. oxysporum and V. dahliae promote plant growth and enhance biotic and abiotic stress resistance in A. thaliana and N. tabacum.” “Molecular genetic study of Erwinia amylovora: rpoN, argD and pyrC genes” is Laura’s thesis title. Big congratulations and best wishes to Laura and Vasileios in continued career development.