Rich Wilson earns $570,000 grant to study fungal growth in rice cells
Lincoln, Neb. — Richard Wilson, associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has earned a $570,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, which causes rice blast disease.
Lirong Zeng promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Lirong Zeng is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2016. He received a BS in Agronomy from the Hunan Agricultural University and a MS in Biochemistry from the Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University, China.
We are seeking a talented, highly motivated, goal oriented computational biologist/data scientist for a postdoctoral research position to implement genomic and bioinformatics approached to study plant-virus interactions. Our research program focuses on molecular mechanisms of plant-virus interactions, particularly, antiviral defense and virus replication. The successful candidate will lead a project to develop innovative computational approaches to systematically generate and analyze protein, transcript and small RNA sequencing date.
The Plant-Virus Interactions Lab at The Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is seeking highly motivated, goal oriented candidates for a Ph.D. graduate research assistantship. Our research program is focused on molecular mechanisms of plant-virus interactions. The successful applicant will be part of a team working on the molecular mechanisms of antiviral defense, virus replication, and their interactions.