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: includes enhancing our understanding of hop powdery mildew (Podosphaera macularis) ecology, population biology, and epidemiology with a specific focus on Pacific Northwest races of the fungus. Also, using the data gained from our mapping population study, a collaboarative effort with the Henning Lab, to assist in characterizing novel disease resistance and developing molecular markers associated with hop powdery and downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora humuli) resistance.
PI: David Gent
MS Plant Pathology. 2013. Washington State University.
BS Biology. 2011. Oregon State University.
College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
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