NCAPS Meeting Recap

June 12, 2015

The Department of Plant Pathology had a strong showing at the North Central American Phytopathological Society (NCAPS) meeting in East Lansing, MI on June 11-12. Professor Angela Orshinsky organized a caravan to drive to the meeting, facilitating participation of several students and staff.  Graduate Student Blake Webster and undergraduate student Marissa Scherven received NCAPS Travel Awards to support their participation in the meeting and both presented research posters. Graduate Student Josh Havill attended the meeting with support from the Ward C. Steinstra and Richard A. Meronuck Graduate Student Travel Award. Postdoc Ryan McNally and Research Fellow Crystal Floyd both presented research posters. Professors Yue Jin and Linda Kinkel presented invited keynote addresses on the first day of the meeting and Professor Dean Malvick presented an invited talk as part of a mini-symposium on Goss’ Wilt in Corn on the second day of the meeting. Other Departmental participants included Grace Anderson, Jim Bradeen, Ashok Chanda, Lillian Garber, Kurt Hockemeyer, and Carol Ishimaru.  

Next year the University of Minnesota will host NCAPS at the Landscape Arboretum. Professor Angela Orshinsky assumed the regional presidency in East Lansing and she and her committee have great plans for next year’s meeting.