Wild barley, beta glucans, and human health

March 9, 2022

A paper researching wild barley co-authored by Brian Steffenson revealed genes associated with cell wall modification, carbohydrate metabolism, and regulation of β-glucan.

Chanda honored with Early Career Award at North Central APS Meeting

The meeting was held in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 21-23, 2022, and was attended by a number of participants and presenters from the Department of Plant Pathology.

Dong-gyu Kim Passes MS Defense

Congratulations to Dong-gyu on his impressive research and great defense!

From Samples to Solutions: The UMN Plant Disease Clinic, Explained

The PDC is a lifeline to the broader plant-growing community of Minnesota, providing diagnostic services to everyone from homeowners, arborists, crop consultants, farmers, government agencies and other professionals. 


PhD Candidate Rae Page Awarded 2022-23 Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

Congratulations to Rae Page for receiving the 2022 Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship, a highly competitive university-wide award!

2022 PLPA Awards Winners

June 8, 2022

Congrats to all 2022 PLPA Awards winners, and thank you to the whole department for a wonderful year!

Cory Hirsch Awarded as 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor

Assistant Professor Cory Hirsch was nominated by current students for the positive impact he has made on their time in Plant Pathology. 

Stopping Grapevine Trunk Diseases in their Tracks: Study on Minnesota’s vineyards published by DeKrey and colleagues

June 3, 2022

Congratulations to Davy DeKrey, Annie Klodd, Matthew Clark, and Robert Blanchette on publication of the research article “Grapevine trunk diseases of cold-hardy varieties grown in Northern Midwest vineyards coincide with canker fungi and winter injury,” newly released in PLOS ONE.

Kat Sweeney Passes PhD Defense

Congratulations, Kat!

Recent Alumni: Where are they now?

There are so many career options for UMN Plant Pathology graduates! We connected with recent alumni to see what they are up to.