Feng Li Receives MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures Graduate Fellowship

June 19, 2015

Feng Li in the LabPLPA graduate student Feng Li was awarded a MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures Graduate Fellowship. Recipients of this fellowship were selected based on academic record, research productivity, and alignment with the goals and objectives of this initiative. 

Feng's research focuses on uncovering determinants of stem rust resistance in the model grass Brachypodium by following a reverse genetics approach to characterize the role of genes in Brachypodium that may mediate the defense responses against Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici, the causal agent of stem rust. The aim of her project is to unravel molecular mechanisms that are pivotal for the plant to recognize the pathogen. 

For more information about the MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures Graduate Fellowship visit: https://mndrive.umn.edu/funding