News and Awards

2014-2015 CFAES Peer Mentor, Plant Pathology
Dana Martin

John Schoenhals (photo, upper right)

- Outstanding Senior (one of 20 in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences), 2014
- Newcomb Scholar (Highest GPA), 2014

Elizabeth Roche (photo, lower right)
- Outstanding Internship Award, Plant Pathology, 2014
- Presenter, CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, 2014. Effect of water stress on northern red oak constitutes defenses and resistance to Phytophthora cannamomi. Elizabeth Roche, Anna O. Conrad and Pierluigi Bonello.
- Fall Undergraduate Research Forum, presenter

Laura Bricker
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, presenter, and Fall Undergraduate Research Forum, presenter
Development of a Strain-Specific Probe and Characterization of Two Virulence-Related Gene Promoter Sequences of Agrobacterium vitis (from her research in the Summer Research Scholars Program, Cornell University)

Amanda Ferguson
- Fall Undergraduate Research Forum, presenter, Identification of Genes Controlling the ROS Response to PAMP Effectors Flg22 and Chitin Using Genome-Wide Association Study.  Amanda Ferguson, Gautam Shirsear, Houxiang Kang, Maria Bellizzi, Conner Haney and Guo-Liang Wang

2013-2014 CFAES Peer Mentor - Plant Pathology
John Schoenhals

2013 - 2014 A.J. Hoffmann Award
Paige Thrush and Alyssa Zearley

2013 - 2014 Scholarships, Plant Pathology and Plant Health Management
Thomas Bethel, Laura Bricker, Derrick Freshcorn, Jessica Loucks, Dana Martin, Ambria Small, Christina Tomashuk