Alumni Update: Margarita Marroquin-Guzman
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman joined the Seed Growth Technology Center at Bayer Crop Science in Chesterfield, MO, as a Plant Pathology Scientist in June 2020. Margarita developed her expertise in Plant Pathology, working on international agricultural research projects with a wide variety of pathogens and hosts. Her research background includes classical diagnostic and detection methods, cutting-edge molecular techniques to dissect microbe-host interactions, and microbiome characterization using next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.
Department of Plant Pathology Graduates: May 2020
In May 2020, Karen Ferreira da Silva and Thais Egreja received their Ph.D.s in plant pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Department of Plant Pathology Graduates: December 2019
In December 2019, Raquel Rocha and Srikanth Kodati received their Ph.D.s in plant pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Loren Giesler named head of Department of Plant Pathology
Lincoln, Neb. — Loren Giesler has been named head of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Giesler is currently a professor and extension plant pathologist within the department.
NextGen VOICES: Resolutions in Science
"In a world where fact checking is at an all-time low and the positive public perception of science is dwindling, scientists must learn to effectively communicate. Plant pathologists are in an ideal position to address this issue—they are centered between farmers, scientists, and the public. This year, it is imperative that our field works toward meaningful and targeted collaboration."
Lauren Massa Segal
Nebraska students and visiting scholars attend World Food Prize
Nine undergraduate College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) students and three visiting Borlaug Fellows attended the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, last month, named for famed agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and “Father of the Green Revolution,” Norman Borlaug.
Streaming Science: Studying What Goes on Below Ground: Good versus Bad Bacteria
In this Streaming Science video, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student Michael Meier explains his current research in plant pathology, which focuses on root and soil microbiomes. Meier explains the importance of his work and opportunities that UNL provides. He also discusses his passion for science and the importance of science communication. Meier is a member of the UNL graduate student organization SCImPLE (Science Communication Impacting Policy, Learning, and Engagement).
Students/Postdocs: Submit your 100-word essay to Science now!
The new Science Magazine NextGen survey is now open! This is your chance to submit a 100-word essay describing one thing that your field's research community could do better in the coming year and answer the question What's your new year's resolution for plant pathology?
The Daily Nebraskan: UNL graduate students react to repercussions of Turning Point USA incident
Graduate Student Assembly president, Karen Da Silva, speaks during October's Graduate Student Assembly meeting on Oct. 3, 2017, at the Centennial Room in the Nebraska Union in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska graduate students concerned about provision in House tax bill
“It pushes me into the next tax bracket based on money I don’t have any control over,”
Karen Da Silva, Department of Plant Pathology graduate student, explains in the Lincoln Journal Star how the proposed tax plan will affect grad student income.