Ward C. Steinstra & Richard A. Meronuck Graduate Student Travel Award
This award was established by Professor Emeritus and Retired Extension Plant Pathologist. Dr. Ward C. Stienstra and Dr. Richard A. Meronuck, Extension Plant Pathologist to recognize outstanding graduate student research and to support student participation in professional scientific meetings. It is a cash award.
Garber is researching P. fulva in Minnesota high tunnel grown tomatoes. Specifically, she is identifying prevalent races in Minnesota, determining the frequency of avirulence gene mutations and assessing the distribution of mating types across the USA.
Rajendran's research focuses on the identification of biocontrol agents of soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and their molecular mechanisms.
Sathoff's research focuses on improving alfalfa resistance to the crown rot disease complex. Currently, there are no available cultivars with resistance to crown rot or fungicides with the required persistent root and crown activity. Sathoff is testing plant defensins for their antimicrobial activity against crown rot. Also, he is characterizing transgenic promoters that have pathogen-induced expression.
Sweeney's research focuses on the mechanisms used by brown rot fungi during wood decomposition in order to discover ways to utilize these mechanisms for biofuel production.
Austin Case/ Matthew Haas / Josh Havill
|2014||Jordan Briggs / Laura Felice / Matthew Haas / Joshua-Kielsmeier-Cook|
|2013||Benjamin Held / Laura Felice|
|2012||Zane Grabau / Dimitre Mollov / Gretchen Freed / Nicholas Leblanc|
|2011||Liangliang Gao / Lian Lian / Peng Zhou|
|2010||Brett Arenz / Benjamin Held / Peng Zhou|
|2009||Greg Reynolds / Matt Rouse / Liangliang Gao / Ji-Hyun Park|
|2008||Matthew Bakker / Benjamin Held|
|2007||Pravin Gautam / Haiyan Jia / Paul Meyer|
|2006||Ryan Syverson / Ben Millett / Maya Hayslett|
|2005||Brett Arenz / Pablo Olivera / Sharon Lewandowski / Carlos Perez|
|2004||Jean Rowntree / Rubella Goswami|
|2003||Matt Culler / Haiyan Jia / Maria Sanchez|
|2002||Charles Barnes / Yohong Li|
|2001||Shawn Bernick / Liz Wiggins|
|2000||Karen Hilburn / Jason Smith