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. Currently his research focuses on the soybean cyst nematode. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the APS North Central Division from 2006 to 2011 and has received several distinguished awards and honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.