Plant Health 2019, the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society
Plant Health 2019, the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), was held in Cleveland, Ohio from August 3-7. The annual meeting of the North Central APS North Central Division was held concurrently. The department was well represented at both! At least 15 faculty, postdocs, research staff, and graduate students attended. These researchers presented nearly 20 posters and research talks. Professor Linda Kinkel organized and presented a workshop entitled The Plant Root System: Gateway to Plant-Beneficial Rhizosphere Microbial Interactions. Congratulations to Graduate Student Becca Hall, recipient of a 2019 APS North Central Division Student Travel Award. Congratulations too to Graduate Student Pratibha Sharma, who placed second in the APS North Central Division Student Research Poster competition. Also at this meeting, Assistant Professor Ashok Chanda was welcomed to APS Council as Divisional Councilor. Professor Jim Bradeen continues on APS Council as the Internal Communications Officer. The meeting was also a great opportunity to reconnect with UMN alumni from around the globe!