Departmental News

WELCOME New Students Starting Spring 2021

This year has been a little spooky. To remedy the “2020 scaries,” the Plant Pathology Department continued its tradition of Spookyfest- an annual celebration and costume contest in which participants dress as their favorite plant disease or plant pathology-related concept.

These days, most conferences and meetings are on-line. But what are the best strategies for organizing a successful virtual meeting? An article written by Nevin Young featuring the research of Linda Kinkel, along with post-doctoral fellows, Michael Fulcher, Marian Bolton, Michael Millican and Matt Michalska-Smith.

Dr. Megan McCaghey to join Plant Pathology in 2021

This year we will be supporting the Plant Pathology Research and Administrative Staff Appreciation Fund

Jason Brantner to Leave UMN.

Plant Pathology Graduate Program Suspends GRE for 2020/2021 Applicants.

Postdoctoral Researcher Marike Boenisch (Professor Corby Kistler’s lab) presented her research as part of an international virtual symposium on September 28.

On September 8, Professor Brett Arenz will assume the role of Director of Graduate Studies.  He will serve for a three-year term.


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