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Department of Plant Pathology

Jordan Brungardt

PhD Student
1712 Claflin Rd
3726 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-2789 
Fax: 785-532-5692


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Graduate Adviser:

Dr. Harold Trick


B.S. Biology, Fort Hays State University (2009)

M.S. Biology, Wichita State University (2014)

Research Focus

My research focuses on transgenic approaches to help plants fight fungal and nematode pathogens.  I am working with several different antifungal genes to transform into wheat and soybean for broad resistance against fungal pathogens; as well as developing a novel method of resistance in the soybean cyst nematode pathosystem.  My long range interests include genetic and molecular interactions between rhizobia and legumes, developing nitrogen fixing relations in non-leguminous crops, cybridization, and endosymbiotic theory.

Professional Experience

  • Vice President 2014, President 2015, Kansas State University Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club
  • Student Program Co-Chair,  World Congress on In Vitro Biology (2016)
  • Teaching Assistant; Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Intro. Plant Pathology, Biotechnology
  • Recipient, Don C. Warren Genetic Fellowship (2015)
  • Microbiologist and Quality Control Manager, Bio-Next (2010-2012)
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society (2013-present)