Dalton Hegeholz awarded from the Nebraska Academy of Science
Dalton Hegeholz (Undergraduate student in Hernan Garcia Ruiz’s lab) named Outstanding undergraduate research in Biology award from the Nebraska Academy of Science and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Lauren Segal awarded for UNL 2017 Spring Research Fair
Lauren Segal, doctoral student, Plant Pathology wins the UNL 2017 Spring Research Fair award for her poster titled
"The Magnaporthe oryzae RSR1 Gene Regulates Fungal Antioxidation and is Essential for Host ROS Neutralization During Rice Cell Invasion"
2017 Graduate Poster Session Award Winners will receive a $400 travel grant to present their research at a regional or national conference.
Control of white mold of dry bean and residual activity of fungicides applied by chemigationRead more
Species Delimitation and Description of Mesocriconema nebraskense n. sp. (Nematode: Criconematidae), a Morphologically Cryptic, Parthenogenetic Species from North American Grasslands
The research includes the description of a new species of plant parasitic nematode Mesocriconema nebraskense. The research is also an analysis of a group of plant parasitic nematodes that exhibit high levels of diversity in tall grass prairies, but lack diversity in degraded grasslands.
Title: “Species Delimitation and Description of Mesocriconema nebraskense n. sp. (Nematode: Criconematidae), a Morphologically Cryptic, Parthenogenetic Species from North American Grasslands”.
Grants Recived: Dr. Sydney Everhart
USDA funded the proposal “Optimizing Cropping Systems for Resilience to Stress: The Role of Maturity Group Selection and Cover Crops on Yield, Weeds, Insects and Microbes” that is a collaborative project between C. Proctor, M. Drewnoski, R. Elmore, S. Everhart, A. McMechan, J. Parsons, D. Redfearn and R. Werle. Amount: $461,187.
Thomas Miorini joins the Giesler lab
Thomas Miorini joined the lab of Dr. Loren Giesler as a postdoctoral researcher. He's studying the effect of fungicides on control of sclerotinia stem rot in soybean. In the past 4 years, during his Ph.D. and as a postdoc, he worked with Drs. Everhart and Steadman.
Kyle Broderick, New Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator
On April 1, Kyle Broderick became coordinator of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic after working as an extension technologist in a University of Nebraska soybean pathology lab for six years. Most of his research focused on management of soybean cyst nematode using resistant varieties and seed treatments and conveying the information to the public through field days and demonstration sites.
Nikita Gambhir awarded for UNL Research Fair and APS travel funds.
Nikita Gambhir - UNL 2017 Spring Research Fair award for her poster and Donald E. Munnecke Student Travel Award from the American Phytopathological Society for an essay she wrote to propose a special session on mechanisms of host plant resistance to necrotrophic pathogens. These funds will support her trips to the North Central and National APS meetings.
Carlos A Bolanos-Carriel and Raquel O Rocha selected for Milton E. Mohr 2017-2018 Fellowship
Carlos A Bolanos-Carriel and Raquel O Rocha were selected for Milton E. Mohr 2017-2018 Fellowship on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.