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Department of Plant Pathology

Faculty Directory

Dr. Eduard Akhunov

Dr. Eduard Akhunov

Professor
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Wheat genome diversity and evolution. Disease resistance genes. Genetic and genomic tools and resources for wheat improvement.
Dr. Alina Akhunova

Dr. Alina Akhunova

Research Associate Professor, Director-Integrated Genomics Facility
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Genomics, molecular biology, gene expression.
Dr. David Cook

Dr. David Cook

Assistant Professor
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Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Chromatin Dynamics, Technology applications
Dr. Tatiana Danilova

Dr. Tatiana Danilova

Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. Erick DeWolf

Dr. Erick DeWolf

Professor
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Wheat Extension. Development of disease management strategies for fungal diseases of wheat including Fusarium head blight, tan spot, leaf rust and stripe rust
Dr. Marty Draper

Dr. Marty Draper

Professor, Department Head
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Dr. Bernd Friebe

Dr. Bernd Friebe

Research Professor
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Cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics and evolution of wheat. Transfer, cytogenetic identification, and characterization of wheat-alien translocations.
Dr. Jagger Harvey

Dr. Jagger Harvey

Research Associate Professor
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Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, at Kansas State University.
Dr. Doug Jardine

Dr. Doug Jardine

Professor
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Extension plant pathology for sorghum, soybeans, corn, and sunflower. Seedling disease management.
Dr. Katherine Jordan

Dr. Katherine Jordan

Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. Megan Kennelly

Dr. Megan Kennelly

Professor
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Extension, diagnostics, and research for diseases of horticultural crops (vegetables, fruit, trees, flowers, and turfgrass).
Dr. Dal-Hoe Koo

Dr. Dal-Hoe Koo

Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. John Leslie

Dr. John Leslie

Distinguished Professor
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Biochemical, molecular, and population genetics of model and plant pathogenic fungi.
Dr. Chris Little

Dr. Chris Little

Associate Professor
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Sorghum and soybean diseases. Seedling, root, stalk and seed diseases. Fungal pathogens of row crops.
Dr. Sanzhen Liu

Dr. Sanzhen Liu

Assistant Professor
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Cloning and characterization of pathogen resistance and drought resistance genes. Assembly and annotation of plant and microbe genomes.
Dr. Kevin McCluskey

Dr. Kevin McCluskey

Research Professor
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Fungal genetics and genomics. Living collection best practices.
Dr. Lucky Mehra

Dr. Lucky Mehra

Instructor
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Dr. Shahideh Nouri

Dr. Shahideh Nouri

Assistant Professor
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Plant virology, virus-vector interactions, insect-specific viruses, virome, virus evolution, the development of new techniques to control viral infections
Dr. Judy O'Mara

Judy O'Mara

Instructor, Director of KSU Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
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Plant disease diagnostics. Undergraduate teaching.
Dr. Jesse Poland

Dr. Jesse Poland

Associate Professor
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Wheat genetics and germplasmimprovement; marker technologies, association genetics and genomic selection for use in breeding. Resistance to wheat rusts.
Dr. Jessica Rupp

Dr. Jessica Rupp

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jim Stack

Dr. Jim Stack

Professor, Director: Great Plains Diagnostic Network
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Plant biosecurity. Plant disease diagnostics. Plant health-public health interface.
Dr. Bin Tian

Dr. Bin Tian

Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. Richard Todd

Dr. Richard Todd

Associate Professor
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Molecular genetics, genomics and cell biology of nitrogen utilization and metabolic gene regulation in the fungusAspergillus nidulans.
Dr. Timothy Todd

Timothy Todd

Instructor
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Strategies for durable resistance in soybean toHeterodera glycines. Nematode diseases in corn and wheat. Population and community ecology of soil nematodes.
Dr. Christopher Toomaijin

Dr. Christopher Toomajian

Associate Professor
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Population genetics, molecular evolution, evolutionary genomics; plant and fungal genetics/genomics; bioinformatics.
Dr. Harold Trick

Dr. Harold Trick

Professor
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Plant molecular biology and genetic enhancement of crop plants for tolerance/resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses and value-added traits.
Dr. Barbara Valent

Dr. Barbara Valent

Distinguished Professor, Interdepartmental Genetics Program Chair
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Effector biology and biotrophic strategies of Magnaporthe (Pyricularia) oryzae, causal agent of rice blast. Biology and management of wheat blast.
Dr. Bill Bockus

Dr. William Bockus

Emeritus
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Dr. Larry Claflin

Dr. Larry Claflin

Emeritus
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Dr. Bikram Gill

Dr. Bikram Gill

Emeritus
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Dr. Lowell Johnson

Dr. Lowell Johnson

Emeritus
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Dr. James Nelson

Dr. James C. Nelson

Emeritus
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Dr. Fred Schwenk

Dr. Fred Schwenk

Emeritus
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Dr. Don Stuteville

Dr. Don Stuteville

Emeritus
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Dr. Frank White

Dr. Frank White

Emeritus
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