Lieberman-Okinow Disease Resistance Endowed Chair

The Lieberman-Okinow Disease Resistance Fund is used to support chairs, professors and lectureship within the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. Interest income supports this endowed Chair, currently held by Professor Brian Steffenson. His research is directed toward identification and transfer of disease resistance genes from wild plants into cultivated wheat, oats, and barley.

Additional donations are needed to support visiting scientists and research efforts.