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Department of Plant Pathology

Giovana Cruppe

 PhD Student

1712 Claflin Rd
4018A Throckmorton Ctr.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-2961 
Fax: 785-532-5692

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Graduate Adviser

Barbara Valent


M.S., Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2015)

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Sao Paulo State University (2010)

Research Focus

Wheat blast is a devastating emerging disease caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum (MoT).  My research focuses on the identification of novel sources of wheat blast resistance as well as understand the background effect of the 2NS-based resistance.  An additional focus of my research is the characterization of MoT populations within and between wheat fields.  My research is conducted under biosafety level-3 conditions in the U.S. (Biosecurity Research Institute), and under field and greenhouse conditions in Brazil and Bolivia.

Professional experience

  • Teaching Assistant for Principles of Plant Pathology (Spring 2017)
  • Research (PhD studies), Bolivia (summer 2916 and 2017)
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society (2016 - present)
  • Visiting research scholar, Oklahoma State University (May - December 2012)
  • Technical field assistant, Dow AgroSciences (August 2011 - April 2012)
  • Visiting research scholar, Ohio State University (July - November 2010)

Research Publications

Cruppe, G., J.T. Edwards, and R.P. Lollato.  2017. In-season canopy reflectance can aid fungicide and late-season nitrogen decisions on winter wheat. In print, Agron. J.