Tracy Bruns completed requirements for her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology in 2015 from Iowa State University (ISU). Her thesis “The Role of Fusarium Mycotoxins in Seeding Infection of Maize, Soybean and Wheat,” was completed under the direction of Gary Munkvold.
Tracy is currently working as a post doc in the ISU Seed Science Center, with research responsibilities in seed pathology as well as projects concerning the National Seed Health Systems. She evaluates seed health samples in the ISU Seed Lab, works on research projects related to seed health issues and coordinates accreditation for the National Seed Health System. Tracy also works with companies participating in the imported seed testing program for cucumber green mottle mosaic virus on cucurbit seed. More information on these programs can be found at www.seedhealth.org.