Fred I. Frosheiser Scholarship

2016 Fred I. Frosheiser Scholarship Winner Austin Case2016 Recipient: Austin Case

Case's research focuses on searching wild barley as well as cultivated barley for novel traits. The main thrust of this project will be to identify novel genes conferring resistance to highly virulent races of African stem rust (Ug99) which poses a large threat to wheat and barley production worldwide. Currently only a few genes have been identified that provide protection against Ug99 in barley. A second area of focus for this project will be to investigate low temperature tolerance in wild barley. In multi-year testing wild barley has been able to survive the Minnesota winter. Novel low temperature tolerance related genes processed by wild barley could be used to improve barley low temperature tolerance and create stable winter barley cultivars for the Upper Midwest. The title of his thesis is "Identification of Stem Rust Resistance Mechanisms in Barley."

Past Recipients



2015 Sara Bratsch
2014 Adil Essarioui
2013 Michelle Grabowski
2012 Dimitre Mollov
2011 Jon Menke
2010 Benjamin Held
2009 Ji-Hyun Park
2008 John Bienapfl
2007 Ann Impulliti
2006 Carmen Gavin Venegas
2005 Ryan Blaedow
2000 Alan Dyer
1999 Rhoda L . Burrows
1998 Warren Kruger
1997 Tsitsi Ndowora
1996 Akhilesh N. Misra

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