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October 26, 2018
The Baum lab would like to announce the graduation of Dr. Stacey Barnes from her PhD program at Iowa State University. During her time in the Baum lab, Stacey was involved in identifying and functionally characterizing the role of Heterodera glycines ...
October 26, 2018
We are happy to announce that former Baum Lab undergraduate Catie Wram ('16 Microbiology, Genetics) has been chosen by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as their Young Alum of the Month for October 2018!    Catie was an outstanding student in our lab, working with...
August 20, 2018
Thomas Baum has been invited to give a talk at the Conference on Molecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites.   The conference will be the 12th in a highly successful series which first started in 1997, and is now held every year on the beautiful island of Hydra, Greece. ...
June 18, 2018
The Baum lab recently completed their move into their new lab space in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB) on the north edge of campus at Iowa State University.   The brand new building opened in May 2018 and will house most of the members of our department, Plant...
May 07, 2018
This new teaching video, offered through APS, explains the life cycle of the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi, an aggressive disease capable of causing defoliation and significant yield loss.  The video was produced in conjunction with Dr. Joseph-Alexander Verreet and Dr. Holger Klink,...
August 15, 2017
Thomas Baum was honored as a Fellow at the 2017 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.  The society grants this honor to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to The American...
August 14, 2017
There was a reunion, of sorts, at APS 2017, when Will Rutter, Thomas Baum, Rick Davis and Greg Tylka sat down for a meal together.
January 12, 2017
Thomas Baum and Tarek Hewezi recently co-authored a book chapter in Advances in Botanical Research, on the Communication of Sedentary Plant-Parasitic Nematodes With Their Host Plants.   Hewezi, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Baum lab is now an Assistant Professor in the...
December 27, 2016
Thomas Baum presented a talk "Genomic Resources for the Soybean Cyst Nematode" at the SCN Conference (http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/topicalmeetings/Pages/SoybeanCystNematodeConference.aspx)  in Coral Gables, Florida, which was held from December 13-15, 2016.   The talk highlighted...
October 24, 2016
Jason Noon's recent publication, A Plasmodium‐like virulence effector of the soybean cyst nematode suppresses plant innate immunity,  JB Noon, M Qi, DN Sill, U Muppirala, S Eves‐van den Akker, TR Maier, D Dobbs , MG Mitchum, T Hewezi and TJ Baum, New...
October 24, 2016
Thomas Baum and Tom Maier traveled to Braga, Portugal in September 2016 to attend the European Society of Nematologist's 32nd Symposium.   While attending the meeting, Baum and Maier also participated in a workshop to discuss the current state of the progress in plant-parasitic nematode...
October 24, 2016
Thomas Baum chaired a session on Microbial Manipulation of the Host and presented a talk, entitled "Mechanisms of Host Manipulations by Heterodera Cyst Nematodes," at the 2016 MPMI meeting held in Portland, Oregon on July 17-21, 2016.
October 24, 2016
Vijaya Paramasivan presented a poster, entitled "A cyst nematode effector regulates plant gene expression through epigenetic modifications" at the 2016 MPMI meeting, held in Portland, Oregon, July 17-21, 2016.
October 24, 2016
Gennady Pogorelko gave a talk entitled "Heterodera Effector Protein 4E02 is a Powerful Regulator of Plant Susceptibility" during the 2016 joint meeting of the Society of Nematologists and the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America.   The meeting was held in...
June 02, 2016
A block north of our current location, the new Advanced Teaching and Research Building is starting to take shape.   The ATRB, part of ISU President Leath's Bioscience Initiative, will house our entire department, along with some labs from the Department of Entomology and the Department of Genetics...
May 27, 2016
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 ...
November 05, 2015
The Baum lab hosted visiting PhD student Margarida Espada from the University of Evora, Portugal. Espada is pictured, fourth from right.    
October 05, 2015
A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Raleigh, NC in October 2015.
December 05, 2014
A meeting with our US collaborators was held in Ames, Iowa in December of 2014.
May 05, 2013
A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Ames, Iowa in May of 2013.
October 05, 2012
A meeting with our US collaborators was held in Columbia, Missouri in October of 2012.
May 05, 2011
A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Ithaca, New York in May of 2011.
May 05, 2010
A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Athens, Georgia in May of 2010. 
October 01, 2009
The annual meeting with our collaborators was held in October 2009 in Ames. Researchers from Iowa State University, University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, University of Missouri, Cornell University and Washington State University were in attendance.
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