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Adair Scholarship Exposes Horticulture's Lancaster to Plant Pathology Research
Amber Lancaster, a Bumpers College senior in horticulture, worked as an Adair Scholar this summer on a project to identify rice cultivars resistant to a bacteria that causes grain and plantlets to rot.
Entomology, Plant Pathology Now One Department in Bumpers College
Entomology students, faculty, and researchers study insects and microbes to better understand interactions between organisms and improve agricultural production systems.
Doctoral Student Fischer Earns ESA Plant-Insect Ecosystem Graduate Award
Hillary Fischer, an entomology doctoral student, has been named winner of the 2019 Plant-Insect Ecosystem Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award.
Egan Researching How Cells Maintain Health by Repairing Damaged Proteins
Martin Egan is researching how cells conduct their own quality control, moving damaged proteins to a control area for later repair or removal.
Outstanding Academic Achievements Recognized at Bumpers College Honors and Awards Reception
Eighteen students from nine different majors and concentrations in Bumpers College were honored for outstanding academic achievement at a recent honors reception.
NSF CAREER Award Supports Plant Pathologist's Protein Research, Teaching Program
Plant pathologist Clemencia M. Rojas received a $900,000 CAREER Award that will help support her investigation of the biological warfare waged between plants and pathogenic bacteria.
Bumpers Crop of Students Earn Graduate Degrees in Entomology and Plant Pathology
Thirteen students earned graduate degrees in entomology and plant pathology in 2018. The two programs are merging into one department.
2018 Outstanding Staff Team Award Winners Announced
Cindy Morley, Heather Jorgensen, Chad Mills, Doris Smith and Kim Keeney helped guide the merger of the departments of entomology and plant pathology into a stronger single department.
Chancellor's Grant Helps Division of Agriculture Researcher Attack Rice Blast From Within
Rice blast causes the loss of 10 percent to 30 percent of the planet's rice crop every year. Enough to feed 60 million people. Professor Martin Egan is investigating the fungus to find its weakness.
Korth to Serve as Interim Head of Combined Entomology, Plant Pathology Departments
Ken Korth, a professor recognized as an outstanding mentor and researcher, has been appointed interim head of the combined department of entomology and plant pathology.