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, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, and Dr. Daren S. Mueller, and Dr. Steven A. Read more about Our Soybean Rust Video has won an award!
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. For more information, see the attached hydra_conference_flyer_2018.pdf Read more about Thomas Baum to give talk at the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites XII, Hydra, Greece, September 2-7, 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 Stacey Barnes on effector GLAND4 (see our Featured Publications section) and also doing some bioinformatic analyses. You can read the full article from CALS, featuring Catie, here: Read more about Former Student Catie Wram Chosen as ISU CALS Young Alumni of the Month for October 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 effector GLAND4, as well as identifying and understanding alternative spliced leaders in Heterodera glycines. Her PhD dissertation was entitled "Plant-nematode interactions: a process governed by multiple genetic factors." Read more about Stacey Barnes Graduates
WHO-TV Des Moines recently ran a news story featuring the new artwork in the ATRB atrium. The full news story can be found here. In short, the artist that was commissioned for this piece, Gaston Nogues, from Los Angeles, was interviewed and gave his thoughts on the new piece, along with what he's heard scientists in the building calling the art. Spoiler Alert! It's a NEMATODE!! ;-)
The Baum Lab recently hosted visting scientist, Dr. Clement Pellegrin, from collaborator Sebastian Eves-van den Akkers lab at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Pellegrin was here to learn the technique of gland cell isolation from plant parasitic nematodes, in hopes of taking this technique back to his lab in Cambridge to utilize it in their studies there. Tom Maier, who published this technique in 2013, was his host for the week. Read more about Baum Lab Hosts Visiting Scientist, Dr. Clement Pellegrin