Department Head Letter 2020

Department Head Letter 2018 from Jim Bradeen

Writing this “Head’s Letter” for this issue of the Aurora Sporealis has been a challenge. What do you say in the midst of a global pandemic, political unrest, and push for real change to address systemic racism? Read more...

Novel Fungi In Subterranean Environments

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The Aurora caught up with professor Bob Blanchette, whose lab recently published two articles about unusual fungi found in the soudan mine of northern Minnesota. Read More...

Exploring Diseases Of Corn And Soybean

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The Aurora had a chance to visit with Professor Dean Malvick recently and ask about some of his group’s research publications from 2020. Read More...

Deepak Haarith: Nematodes, Graduation, And A Commencement Address

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In May, Plant Pathology graduate student Deepak Haariith defended his thesis by zoom, with more than 80 people attending on-line. Soon afterward, Deepak gave one of the 2020 commencement addresses for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. Read More...

Department Welcomes Dr. Devanshi Khokhani

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Dr. Devanshi Khokhani joined the Department in  August 2020 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in plant-associated bacteria. Read More...

Thank You Donors!

Thank you to all our recent donors

With your support we are able to pursue ground-breaking research, develop science-based solutions, and train the next generation of plant pathology leaders. 

Thank You Donors 

Umn Alumni Have Big Impacts At Annual Aps Meeting


Each year at the annual APS meeting, the department hosts an Alumni Social, providing an opportunity for current students, staff, and faculty to (re)connect with our many alumni. Read More...

USDA Adjunct Faculty and Covid19 Working Conditions

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One thing is clear: Everyone has been affected in one way or another by the COVID19 pandemic. For eight USDA research scientists who are adjunct faculty members of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota, the guidelines under which each can conduct mission critical research. Click Here...

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