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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Faculty Spotlight: Kyle Broderick

About Kyle Broderick:

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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Position in Chlorovirus Biology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

Post date: Oct. 15, 2017
Job type: Full time
Degree required: PhD
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: Available immediately
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: US – Nebraska – Lincoln

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Job Opening: Plant Pathology Technologist, WCREC

Plant Pathology Technologist: The candidate will conduct lab and field research on soilborne pathogens on multiple field crops to study pathogen biology in relation to plant health. View requisition S_170651 at for additional details and to apply. Applicant review begins October 23.

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Promoting human rights through science

"Plant pathology is an amalgamation of scientists—including diagnosticians, biochemists, and geneticists—working together to eliminate or treat destructive diseases caused by pathogens that destroy food sources. Plant pathologists ensure food security by uncovering novel pathways, understanding infection strategies, and quickly identifying and treating pathogens found in the field."

Lauren Segal

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Upcoming Event: Department Meet and Greet

Faculty – Staff – Student Meet and Greet scheduled to follow the October 9 Plant Path Seminar @ 5 PM in Keim 264.

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Agronomy and Horticulture Fall 2017 Seminar Series: TONY ADESEMOYE

TONY ADESEMOYE Assistant Professor and Disease Management Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte

Soilborne diseases are difficult to manage and continue to cause yield losses in row crops. Rhizoctonia and Fusarium are two important soilborne pathogens. This presentation will discuss research to harness beneficial components of the microbiome for integrated management of soilborne diseases, including extension components.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Dr. James Steadman received the Meritorious Achievement Award

Dr. James Steadman received the Meritorious Achievement Award presented by the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab at the Grain Legume Research Conference in Ouogadowgou, Burkina Faso. It is sponsored by USAID and The Gates Foundation.

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Agronomy and Horticulture Fall 2017 Seminar Series: DEANNA FUNNELL-HARRIS


Research Plant Pathologist, Wheat, Sorghum and Forage Research Unit, USDA-ARS; Adjunct Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Deanna Funnell-Harris’ research focuses on responses of sorghum metabolically modified for increased usability, to grain and stalk pathogens. Recently, she has studied the response of modified wheat to the insidious disease, Fusarium head scab. The surprising results have demonstrated that these changes do not always result in a more susceptible plant.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Seminars begin at 3:30 pm in 150 Keim Hall, East Campus, with refreshments served at 3 pm. Join us in person or online at

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Suzana Fernandes receives Masters Degree

Farewell to Suzana Fernandes.  She is moving home to Mozambique.  She received her Masters Degree August 2017.  Her thesis title:  Molecular and culture-based methodologies to pathogen in fungal/oomycete complex associated with root/crown rot of beans in Mozambique.  Congratulations, Suzana!

Her advisor:  James R. Steadman. 

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