Plant Pathology June 2017 eNews
On April 28th the department celebrated the amazing work of our faculty, staff, and students with our annual awards day. This year the department awarded a total of $11,397 to 29 award recipients. Read more >>
Dr. Senyu Chen’s Nematology Program at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca continues to study soybean cyst nematode (SCN) biology and management. Get an update from the Chen Lab >>
On May 9th the CFANS Honors and Awards Committee (HAC) selected the 2017 CFANS Award Recipients. Jim Bradeen was awarded the CFANS Distinguished Diversity and Inclusion Award and Dylan VanBoxtel was awarded the CFANS Civil Service Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Staff Award in the administrative category.
The week of May 11th the inaugural planting of Norman Borlaug wheat around the Borlaug statue on the St. Paul campus took place, thanks to Brian Steffenson and students Karson Herfurth and Alex Broderius.
The E.C. Stakman Award is granted to individuals of any country and nationality for outstanding achievements in plant pathology. The award may be given for documented achievements in the areas of research, teaching, outreach, international development or for any combination of these areas. Preference will be given to candidates actively engaged in these areas; only occasionally will lifetime achievement awards be considered. Information on past E.C. Stakman Award winners can be found at the Department of Plant Pathology webpage. Read more >>
Congratulations to Austin Case who successfully completed his Ph.D. program earlier this month. Advised by Brian Steffenson, Case's thesis was titled Genetics, Sources, and Mapping Of Stem Rust Resistance In Barley.