Plant Pathology APS Meeting Roundup

August 14, 2015

Meeting At A Glance

The annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) was held in Pasadena, CA this year (July 31 to August 5).  Attended by approximately 1,500 plant pathologists, the meeting included numerous workshops, field trips, and training and networking opportunities, in addition to scientific talks and posters. In total, 26 Plant Pathology faculty, postdocs, staff, and students authored or co-authored poster or gave oral presentations at this meeting.

Most Posters & Oral Presentations

For this meeting, the record for most posters and oral presentations authored/co-authored goes to Professor Dean Malvick, co-author on four posters and one oral presentation.

Carol Ishimaru Named APS Fellow

Carol Ishimaru being named APS Fellow.

Bradeen Leads APS Committee for Diversity and Equality

As Chair of the APS Committee for Diversity and Equality, Professor Jim Bradeen led the annual Diversity and Equality Workshop exploring strategies to further careers for all plant pathologists.

Socializing With Alumni

Plant Pathology also hosted an alumni social attended by dozens of friends and alums from around the world.  This was an opportunity to provide a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released Living Legacy project by bringing piles of pictures of Department life from years gone past.  

Ishimaru Named APS Fellow

This year Professor Carol Ishimaru was named APS Fellow for excellence in administration and service.  APS Fellow is the highest distinction offered by the Society.