The Baum lab would like to announce the graduation of Dr. Jason Noon from his PhD program at Iowa State University. During his time in the Baum lab, Jason was involved in identifying and functionally characterizing the roles of Heterodera glycines effectors during parasitism of soybean, and on the transcriptional reprogramming of soybean root cells during syncytium formation.
Jason's new position will be as a postdoctoral researcher in the program of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His planned project includes the identification and characterization of human hookworm (Necator americanus and Ancylostomaspp.) secretory proteins or virulence factors for hookworm vaccine development as well as treatment of autoimmune diseases.