Congratulations to the 2019/2020 Graduates

May 16, 2020


Even though we cannot be together in person, remember this day and the pride and accomplishment you take from it. Use that to move toward your next big goal. Congrats EVERYONE!”

Andrew Sathoff - Plant Pathology Ph.D. 

Advisor: Deborah Samac 

Plant Defensins: An Innovative Approach to Control Alfalfa Crown Rot


Zennah Chepkoech - Plant Pathology Ph.D. 

Advisors: Ruth Dill-Macky and Matt Rouse 

Sources of FHB Resistance, Genetics and Mapping of Stem Rust Resistance in Kenyan and Ethiopian Spring Wheat Germplasm


Kristi Ledman - Plant Pathology M.S.

Advisors: Ruth Dill-Macky and Carol Ishimaru

Pathovar identification and genetic diversity of Xanthomonas translucens strains isolated from weedy grasses and cultivated wild rice in Minnesota


Feng Li - Plant Pathology Ph.D. 

Advisors: Melania Figueroa and Brian Steffenson 

Virulence of the stem rust fungus and non-host resistance against stem rust


Melissa Lim - Plant Pathology M.S.

Advisor: Dean Malvic  

Here me Out: A Content Analysis of Plant Pathology Podcasts and its Usage in Plant Pathology Extension         


Deepak Haarith - Plant Pathology Ph.D. 

Advisors: Kathryn Bushley and Senyu Chen  

"Characterizing A Soybean Cyst Nematode Mycobiome From Waseca Long-term Soy-corn Rotation Experiment in Search of Fungal Biological Control Agents and Bio-nematicides"


Alissa Geske - Plant Pathology M.S. 

Advisor: Dean Malvick   

"Interactions of Fusarium virguliforme with Soybean Aphid and Common Root Pathogens".


Pratibha Sharma - Plant Pathology M.S. 

Advisors: Ashok Chanda and Dean Malvick  

Evaluation of resistance to Rhizoctonia solani in soybean and assessment of fungicide sensitivity in isolates from sugar beet and soybean."