News

PLPA Grad Students Go Camping!

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, our graduate students were once again able to resume their bi-annual camping trip.


September was (unofficially) Plant Pathology Outreach Month!

We had a busy month with multiple outreach opportunities for our graduate students!


UMN Plant Pathology at the 2021 Minnesoda State Fair

September 2, 2021

On August 31st and September 2nd, our outreach coordinator, Becca Hall, and graduate students within our department presented a plant pathology lesson at the CFANS popup learning table at the Minnesota State Fair.


Welcome all new Fall 2021 PLPA students!

September 2, 2021

On behalf of the Department of Plant Pathology, I would like to warmly welcome all new PLPA students!


Savanna Lipps Passes Master's Defense

August 17, 2021

Jake Botkin passed his Master's Defense!


Jake Botkin Passes Master's Defense

August 17, 2021

Jake Botkin passed his Master's Defense! 


Welcome USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Lab Scientist Mitch Elmore

September 1, 2021

Please welcome Mitch Elmore! Mitch recently joined the CDL as a Research Molecular Geneticist.


Welcome Assistant Professor Megan McCaghey

August 30, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Assistant Professor Megan McCaghey to the department!  Megan started on August 30 2021.


PLPA welcomes Diane Hennan as Graduate Program Coordinator

July 30, 2021

PLPA welcomes the new Graduate Program Coordinator Diane Hennan.


Robert Alvarez-Quinto successfully passes Ph.D. defense

July 30, 2021

Robert has successfully defended his Ph.D. defense titled Identification and characterization of four new plant pararetroviruses (genus: Badnavirus) infecting ornamental crops.