Baum Lab Awarded Iowa Soybean Research Center Funding

October 20, 2020

The Baum lab has been funded for a two-year project on "Mechanisms of defense suppression by cyst nematode effectors,” by the Iowa Soybean Research Center.  This research will focus on determining how a small group of molecules called effectors that are produced by cyst nematodes suppress or inactivate plant immunity. Understanding how the effectors interfere with plant defenses may reveal strategies to strengthen natural plant defense mechanisms.

For more on the Iowa Soybean Research Center and their recent funding history, please see the following news article.