Yeidymar Sierra Moya

Graduate Student
406 Stakman Hall

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

Degree
M.S.
Advisor
Deborah Samac
Education
  • Microbiology (BS), University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (2016)

Biography

Hometown: Puerto Rico

What is plant pathology to you? 

Plant pathology gives me the opportunity through research to understand how macro and microorganisms interact, how different biotic and abiotic factors may affect the development of a plant. In addition, this career help us to develop, through research, new techniques to improve our crops.

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

Plant pathology gives me the opportunity through research to understand how macro and microorganisms interact, how different biotic and abiotic factors may affect the development of a plant. In addition, this career help us to develop, through research, new techniques to improve our crops.

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

Right now, my main goal is to learn. I want to obtain experience in multiple areas of research not only in the lab, but also I would like to interact with farmers to help them solve the problems that they may be experiencing in their field.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I love to bake and in my free time I like to spend time surrounded by nature.

Areas of Interest

My research focus is in the legume, Medicago sativa, also known as alfalfa. We are trying to develop a method for an easy characterization, identification, and quantification of the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae infecting alfalfa to be able to detect, predict and minimize the losses related to an outbreak.