Carl & Johanna Eide Endowment
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Carl and Johanna Eide to support outstanding students in the Department of Plant Pathology at Minnesota.
2016 Recipient: Feng Li
Li's research focuses on uncovering determinants of stem rust resistance in the model grass Brachypodium. She follows 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.