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March 07, 2019
Iowa State University Researcher Receives Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award February 27th, 2019 Ames, Iowa – The 2019 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award has been presented to Steve Whitham, an Iowa State University plant pathology and microbiology professor. ...
October 04, 2018
Years of planning and we are finally settled into our new space in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building. "ATRB is at the northwest corner of Stange Road and Pammel Drive, just east of Insectary on the former site of Industrial Education II. Occupants are filling the finished lower...
January 10, 2018
Abstract Rust fungi, such as the soybean rust pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi, are major threats to crop production. They form specialized haustoria that are hyphal structures intimately associated with host-plant cell membranes. These haustoria have roles in acquiring nutrients and...
January 10, 2018
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is a powerful technology for rapidly and transiently knocking down the expression of plant genes to study their functions. A VIGS vector for maize derived from Foxtail mosaic virus (FoMV), a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus, was recently...
September 29, 2017
We would like to welcome our newest lab members. Ryan Lappe comes to us as predoc, soon to be postdoc, in Biochemistry. Haiyue Yu is a visiting scholar from China and Ty Austin, undergraduate lab assistant
September 29, 2017
Full paper here: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/9/2082/htm Abstract:  Crop breeding plays an important role in modern agriculture, improving plant performance, and increasing yield. Identifying the genes that are responsible for beneficial traits greatly facilitates plant breeding...
August 22, 2017
Viruses and aphids that help crops? ISU scientists think it may be possible Posted on Iowa State University News Aug 17, 2017 9:20 am AMES, Iowa – Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future in...
July 18, 2017
We would like to welcome our new senior undergraduate, Brandon Ritland.  We look forward to adding to his experience, and gaining needed assistance to our research.
June 29, 2017
We are excited to welcome Aracely Miron-Ocampo for her George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship. History of the GWC Program    The George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program has been impacting and engaging the minds of high school,...
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