My research focus is a comparative analysis of molecular and traditional protocols for detection of Ceratocystisfagacearum, the causal pathogen of oak wilt. This research will include the evaluation of a new DNA aptamer technology for detection of the oak wilt fungus.
What is your favorite fungus?
What is plant pathology to you?
Plant pathology to me is the opportunity to learn more about the problems facing our forests today.
Why did you decide to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota? Tell us about your path to Plant Pathology.
I decided to attend the University of Minnesota's Department of Plant Pathology because of the amazing work that is done here. There are so many people of the same interest, working together to answer questions and solve problems. I felt like Minnesota was the best choice for me if I wanted to pursue a career in forest pathology. After receiving my undergraduate degree in Urban Forestry, I decided that plant pathology was what I wanted to do with my future.
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 learn as much as I can, and hopefully receive my Ph.D. in the future.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Snowshoeing, running, operating chainsaw
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