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Baldino, Katelyn
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Baschieri, Rachel
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I am interested in studying gene expression and hormone and metabolite translocation during panicle development of the determinate grass species, Sorghum bicolor. I will employ transcriptomics, metabolomics, and computational prediction and modeling methods to understand the genes and...


Botany, Horticultural Sciences

Bippus, Alexander
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Borland, Theodora
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Bright, Zachary
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Brunner, Rachel
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Burk, Rene
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Carleson, Nicholas
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Carson, Adam
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Daniels, Hazel
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Di Bello, Patrick
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Gannon, Dustin
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PhD: Ecology

Gervers, Kyle
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Gould, Russell
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Heitmann, Sabrina
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Jefferson, Tanner
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Kovasi, Adrienne
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Kral, George
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Kumbhakar, Ishika
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Lenz, Ryan
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Liu, Jiang
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Lowder, Sarah
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My projects involve developing rapid sampling techniques to monitor fungicide resistance in Erysiphe necator, the causal agent of grape powdery mildew, and using those methodologies to investigate trends in the frequency of resistance alleles on a much larger scale than previously...


Ph.D.: Plant Pathology

McMurtrey, Shawn
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Mondron, Kyle
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Mortimer, Sebastian
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My interests are botany, systematics, and molecular evolution.


Neat, Abigail
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O Malley, Megan
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Pina Paez, Carolina
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Rogan, Conner
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Romero Jimenez, Maria Jose
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I am currently isolating foliar fungal epiphytes and endophytes from Populus trichocarpa. Previously, I studied the ecology of root associated dark septate endophyte of the Darksidea genus and the description of a novel Darksidea lineage. I am also interested in...


Mycology, Plant Pathology

Ruggiero, Diana
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Sacher, Gabriel
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Soule, Michelle
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Trautman, Ian
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VerWey, Brian
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Wiseman, Michele
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I have recently transitioned from a full time SFRA to a PhD student. My PhD project will be focused on the characterizing the mlo gene family in hop, with specific interest in mlo genes that have powdery mildew interactions.

On-going research from my time as an SFRA...

Wong, Alexander
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Improving characterization and integrative pest management practices to mitigate fungicide resistance in grape Powdery Mildew and Botrytis.​​​​Development of high throughput assay to rapidly characterize fungicide resistance phenotypes to multiple fungicide classes. The use of UV-C light as a...


PhD: Plant Pathology

Zimmerman, Jessie
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