Sydney Everhart Joins UNL Department of Plant Pathology
Sydney Everhart joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Assistant Professor in August 2014. She is studying the emergence and evolution of fungicide resistance within plant pathogen populations. Utilizing population genetics and genomics, the goal of her research is to characterize factors driving the emergence of resistant strains, with emphasis on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum as a model system. Prior to joining the department, Everhart completed a 2-year USDA-AFRI-NIFA postdoctoral fellowship with Niklaus Grünwald at Oregon State University where she analyzed evolution and spatial epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum using genome sequencing and genotyping-by-sequencing. She completed her Ph.D. in 2012 under the direction of Harald Scherm at the University of Georgia where she studied fine-scale genetic structure of Monilinia fructicola within individual peach tree canopies.