Meet Our New Graduates

June 30, 2017

Mauricio Serrano completed his Plant Pathology and Microbiology Ph.D. degree under the direction of Dr. Alison Robertson. On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, Mauricio presented his thesis defense seminar: “Efficacy of soybean seed treatments in Iowa and the effect of cold stress in damping-off caused by P. sylvaticum”.






Lauren Washington completed her Plant Pathology Master’s degree under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Gary Munkvold. On Friday June 9th , 2017, Lauren presented her defense seminar: “Utilization of polyanhydride nanoparticle encapsulated fungicide seed treatments against seedborne and soilborne Fusarium graminearum on maize”.






Priyanka Surana completed her Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Ph.D. degree under the direction of Dr. Roger Wise. On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, Priyanka presented her thesis defense seminar: “Membrane trafficking in resistance gene-mediated defense against the barley powdery mildew fungus”.