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Nine SIPS grad students awarded AFRI-NIFA Predoctoral Fellowships

Nine SIPS graduate students drawn from four of our graduate fields have been awarded predoctoral fellowships from the USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The program is focused on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Congratulations to all our awardees!

Bill WeldonAnalysis of Pathogen Distribution and Virulence Patterns at a Continental Scale for Improved Management of Hop Powdery Mildew

Awardee: Bill Weldon, Gadoury program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $119, 447


Jenny_WilsonInvestigating a role for plant virus silencing suppressor proteins in virus transmission

Awardee: Jenny Wilson, Heck program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000


Dustin WilkersonDissecting Resistance to Willow Leaf Rust (Melampsora spp.) in Shrub Willow (Salix spp.)

Awardee: Dustin Wilkerson, Larry Smart program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000


Chase CrowellUnderstanding the Epidemiology and Infection Biology of Melampsora americana Willow Rust in the Northeast United States

Awardee: Chase Crowell, Chris Smart program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000


Zoe-DubrowTAL effector targeted susceptibility genes in black rot of cabbage caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris

Awardee: Zoe Dubrow, Bogdanove program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000


Jenna HershbergerIntegrating transcriptomics for the improvement of genetic dissection and prediction of provitamin A and vitamin E in fresh sweet corn kernels

Awardee: Jenna Hershberger, Gore program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000


taylor andersonLeveraging Digital Phenotyping and Genomics to Develop Durable Resistance to Early Blight in Tomato

Awardee: Taylor Anderson, Mutschler program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000


Taylor CyleTracking the Fate of Low Molecular Weight Organic Substrates in Solution-Microbe-Mineral Systems

Awardee: Taylor Cyle, Martínez program, Soil and Crop Sciences
Award amount: $120,000


Daniel EvanichUnderstanding the Contribution of DNA Demethylation to Ripening Initiation in Tomato

Awardee: Daniel Evanich, Giovannoni program, Plant Biology
Award amount: $120,000

 


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