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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology


Spring Symposium - First Year Grad Students

May 5, 2014, 10:30am - 2:40pm

Research proposals from first-year Plant Pathology graduate students.  203 Selby/Wooster, videolinked to 447 Kottman/Columbus.

Presentation schedule > Flyer pdf

Morning Session

10:30 – 10:50 Jaqueline Huzar Novakowiski (PhD, Dorrance)
Sclerotinia stem rot of soybean: an old issue that needs refocused research

10:50 – 11:10 Karasi Mills (PhD, Paul and Madden)
Wheat germ screening for susceptibility to Magnaporthe oryzae and development of Wheat Blast

11:10 – 11:30 Donald Gillis (MS/PhD, McSpadden Gardener)
Assessment of a Novel Delivery System for Bacterial Inoculants that Promote Plant Health

11:30 – 11:50 Cláudio Vrisman (MS, Miller)
Construction of Erwinia tracheiphila marked with bioluminescence

Cinco de Mayo Potluck lunch in Wooster

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:20 Dominique Alvis (PhD, Mitchell)
Identification of Novel Avr Genes Through Screening Gain-of-Virulence Mutants of Magnaporthe oryzae

1:20 – 1:40 Rachel Capouya (PhD, Mitchell)
Histological Investigation of the Wheat Blast Pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae

1:40 – 2:00 Shan Lin (PhD, Peduto Hand)
Biology, epidemiology and control of fungal pathogens associated with fruit rot of Sparkleberry hollies in Ohio nurseries

2:00 – 2:20 Rebecca Kimmelfield (PhD, Translational Plant Sciences)
The identification and characterization of volatiles produced by Pseudomonas that reduce phytopathogen activity

2:20 – 2:40 Rachel Medina (MS, Taylor)
Assessment of DIMBOA in Poaceae grasses for nematode management