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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Lirong Zeng Joins UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Lirong Zeng joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Assistant Professor in July 2014.  His expertise is in molecular plant pathology. Zeng’s research has focused on the identification and characterization of genes and signal transduction pathways involved in plant immunity against microbial pathogens, particularly the roles and mechanisms by which the ubiquitination system regulates plant defense responses.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
David Dunigan Promoted to Research Professor

David Dunigan was promoted to Research Professor in July 2014.  He received a BS in life sciences/chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana in 1977 and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1985.  He then did postdoctoral research at Cornell University with Milton Zaitlin.  In 1990 he took an Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department at the University of South Florida studying programmed cell death in virus-infected plants.  He then spent about two years working with William Dawson at the University of Flori

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Stephen Wegulo Promoted to Professor

Stephen Wegulo was promoted to Professor in July 2014.  Wegulo received a BS in Biology from Davidson College in 1991 and MS and PhD degrees in plant pathology from Iowa State University in 1994 and 1997, respectively.  He joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005.  He has extension and research responsibilities on diseases of small grains, forages, and ornamental crops.  His current research focuses on the epidemiology and management of Fusarium head blight of wheat and he is a member of a team studying the biology, ep

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Tony Adesemoye Joins UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Tony Adesemoye joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July 2014.  He is an Assistant Professor based at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.  His research focus is on soil-borne pathogens and integration of biological control with other plant disease management strategies. In his former positions, he carried out studies on various pathogens and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Most recently, he worked as a research scientist with Agricen Sciences.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Tony Adesemoye Joins UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Tony Adesemoye joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July 2014.  He is an Assistant Professor based at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.  His research focus is on soil-borne pathogens and integration of biological control with other plant disease management strategies. In his former positions, he carried out studies on various pathogens and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Most recently, he worked as a research scientist with Agricen Sciences.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Hernan Garcia-Ruiz Joins UNL Department of Plant Pathology

Hernan Garcia-Ruiz joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor.  He is housed in the Nebraska Center for Virology. Garcia-Ruiz earned his B.S. in Plant Protection at the Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Mexico and an M.S. degree in Plant Pathology from Auburn University under the direction of John F. Murhpy. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was mentored by Paul G.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Loren Giesler received the 2014 APS North Central Division Distinguished Service Award

This is the Division's most prestigious award and recognizes an individual for his/her contribution to discovery, learning, and/or engagement in plant pathology in the North Central region.  Giesler received a BA in biology with honors from Chadron State College in 1992 and MS and PhD degrees in plant pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994 and 1998, respectively.  He joined the faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology at UNL in 1999 and rose to the rank of Professor in 2009.  He has extension and research responsibilities on diseases of soybean.  C

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