Aline Sartor Chicowski was recently selected as a 2022 ASPB Recognition Travel Award recipient. This award will cover all expenses at the American Society of Plant Biologists conference scheduled for July 9 - 13, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
Aline is an Agronomist and a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Pathology, with a minor in Genetics & Genomics, under Dr. Steven Whitham. Their projects aim to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying fungal pathogenicity as well as soybean resistance against these organisms. Aline mainly works on the Soybean-Asian soybean rust (ASR) pathosystem, aiming to gain better insight into the molecular basis of the interactions of soybean and ASR, and thus potentially develop strategies to produce disease-resistant plants.