Eva Henningsen

Graduate Student
414 Stakman

1991 Upper Buford Circle
495 Borlaug Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Brian Steffenson
  • Plant Science B.S., University of Minnesota 2019


Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN

What is plant pathology to you? 

Plant pathology is a subject matter that I knew nothing about until recently, but has been the most exciting to learn about and do research for. 

Why did you decide to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota? Tell us about your path to Plant Pathology.

I was initially going to apply for the APS program here, but after taking a graduate course taught by my mentor I realized that my passion was for pathology. I also love the location and size of the University of Minnesota.

What do you hope to accomplish in your time at the University of Minnesota, and what are your goals for the future?

I hope to do work that fulfills me and helps others, and in the future I would like to continue doing that. My goal for the future is to become a mentor to someone in the way that I was mentored.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I like biking and weightlifting, as well as cooking, playing video games, and reading. Some of my other interests include historical and vintage hairstyling and garments (of which I own a few) and growing indoor ornamental plants from seed for fun.

Areas of Interest

My honors thesis focused on the phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of a new stem rust resistance gene in barley. Other research I did included oat crossing for resistance to oat crown rust.