Plant Pathology June 2019 eNews


On May 3rd the department celebrated the work of our faculty, staff, and students with our annual awards day. The day not only included an awards ceremony but also featured two undergraduate research presentations. Here is a list of this year's winners:


Marty Carson was from Arcola IL, and was an undergraduate at Eastern Illinois University, and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology at the University of Illinois. Marty was on the faculty at South Dakota State University for eight years and then joined the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research group at Raleigh NC in 1989. In Raleigh, Marty became well known for his research on many different maize diseases.

Congratulations to all of our students on all that you have accomplished! Remember the past, live in the present and look forward to the future.

Grant Czadzeck joined the department as a Communications & Relations Coordinator. For the past 5 years, Grant has been the Digital Media Manager for the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. He has also created video content with the online blog and podcast In Defense of Plants where they have made over 100 videos focused on botany and ecology.