Plant Pathology
Welcome to the Department of Plant Pathology

We are a department of plant and microbial scientists, teaching and experimenting alongside our students, the next generation of scientists and leaders.

Our internationally recognized programs and faculty, culturally diverse students, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly atmosphere provide an ideal environment for learning. While browsing our pages, please consider whether joining a community like ours might be the right training experience for you to launch or advance your science career.


Jardine receives Alpha Rho award
Doug, you have been selected to receive National Distinguished Service recognition representing the North Central Region of the Alpha Rho Chapter.
Congratulations on this special achievement and for representing Alpha Rho Chapter so well at the national level!
Margaret Phillips
Alpha Rho Chapter, Recognition Chair

Damien Downes receives Sarachek Award
Damien Downes, doctoral candidate in genetics, Australia, was awarded the $17,000 Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship in Molecular Biology.

Downes received his bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Melbourne. He will graduate with his doctorate in May. Downes' research focuses on the way protein-protein and protein-DNA interaction turn genes on and off in response to different environmental stimuli. Richard Todd, assistant professor of plant pathology, is Downes' major professor.

He will use the fellowship to relocate to Oxford, U.K., where he plans to pursue a postdoctoral position. Downes also plans to attend conferences in 2015 and 2016 to further his research contributions. 
Pedrozo receives William L. Richter International

"Congratulations to Rodrigo Pedrozo who received the William L. Richter International Scholarship from the International Student and Scholar Services program at K-State. The award was established to honor Dr. Richter, the retired Associate Provost for International Programs, and is rewarded to International students enrolled in any curriculum at K-State for academic enhancement activities."


Grabow wins Gamma Sigma Delta Award
Bethany Grabow, PhD Plant Pathology student in the Erick DeWolf lab, has won the prestigious Gamma Sigma Delta PhD Graduate Student Teaching Award. She has won several state and national teaching awards and is very accomplished and very deserving of this award. Please join us Friday April 24th at 3:00 pm in the Staley Leadership building in the Town Hall room to celebrate this award with Bethany.

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