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Alumni Highlight - Christine Engelbrecht

Dr. Christine Engelbrecht, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomy
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

 

What degree did you receive?  Ph.D

When did you graduate?  Summer 2004

What was your major? Plant Pathology

Whose lab were you a member of?  Dr. Tom Harrington

What was your position at the Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology?  Graduate student

How long were you at Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology?  Five years

Where did you go after you left the Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology?  Never left! After I graduated, I moved to the Plant Disease Clinic

Where are you now?  Mercy College of Health Sciences

What is your position title?  Assistant Professor

Outside of work what have been up to since you left the Department of Plant Pathology?  I enjoy biking and hiking with my husband, and quilting.  Since I graduated, my parents have moved back to Iowa, so I get to spend more time with them too.

 

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Exploring the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex on apples

"Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) is a fungal complex that colonizes the waxy cuticle of apple fruit. The blemishes caused by SBFS prevent apples from being sold as fresh fruit, causing financial losses for growers. The conventional strategy against SBFS is non-stop chemical warfare: 3 to 8 fungicide sprays from late spring through harvest." Read More