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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Obituary | Michael Boosalis

Michael G. Boosalis, 99, of Lincoln, died July 4. Boosalis was a faculty member in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Department of Plant Pathology from 1951 to 1988.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Dr. James R. Alfano named APS Fellow Award

James R. Alfano was born June 2, 1963, in Burbank, CA. He received his B.S. degree in 1986 in microbiology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. degree in 1993 in microbiology from Washington State University, where he pursued his thesis research at the Institute of Biological Chemistry. From 1993 to 1997, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Plant Pathology of Cornell University (CU) in Ithaca, NY. From 1997 to 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Anne Vidaver
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Dr. Anne Vidaver named APS Award of Distinction

Anne K. Vidaver received her B.A. degree in biology at Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bacteriology at Indiana University, Bloomington. She joined the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska in 1966 and progressed from a position as a research associate to that of professor and head of the department within 18 years, a position she has held for the past 14 years. Dr. Vidaver’s initial contributions to plant pathology came through the excellence of her research program.

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James Van Etten
Friday, July 1, 2016

Dr. James Van Etten named APS Award of Distinction

Jim Van Etten was born in Cherrydale Virginia and spent most of his youth in Peoria Illinois. He received his BA degree from Carlton College in Minnesota and attended graduate school at the University of Illinois where he received both his M.S. and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology. Following graduate school he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for studies in Molecular Biology at the University of Pavia, Italy.

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James R. Steadman
Friday, July 1, 2005

James R. Steadman APS Excellence in International Service Award

James R. Steadman was born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and worked in a family landscape business while attending Westlake High School and Hiram College. After graduating from Hiram with a B.A. degree in biology in 1964, he obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sponsored by an NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microbial Inoculants for Optimized Plant Nutrient Use in Integrated Pest and Input Management Systems

 Anthony Oyegoke Adesemoye, Gary Yuen, Dexter Brown Watts


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Friday, October 6, 2017

Science: 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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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Plant Pathology Professor Awarded Grant to Study the Involvement of Blue Light in Plant Immunity

Jim Alfano, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology has been awarded a two-year, $264,889 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled EAGER: The Involvement of Blue Light in Plant Immunity.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

University grad student authors published paper indicating how effector dampens plant immunity

Lincoln, Neb. — In a paper published Oct. 12 in the scientific journal, Cell Host & Microbe, University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student and co-first author, Panya Kim, concludes that destruction of a plant immune co-receptor by an effector injected into plant cells by the pathogen Pseudomonas syringaedampens plant immunity.

The study reveals a virulence strategy by which a plant pathogen effector suppresses the plant immune system by attacking the receptors that are needed to turn on the plant immune response.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Bacterial leaf streak disease confirmed in corn

Lincoln, Neb. — Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, has been confirmed in some Nebraska corn fields. The disease had not been previously identified in the United States, but had been reported on corn in South Africa. The bacterium also causes gumming disease in sugarcane in numerous other countries. The species has undergone name changes and is recognized by several other synonyms.

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