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Department of Plant Pathology

Christian Webb

M.S. Student
1712 Claflin Rd
4014A Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-6196
Fax: 785-532-5692

webb15@ksu.edu

Education

B.S. Plant Biology, Purdue University (2014) Minor: Plant Pathology

Research Focus

My research interests focus on understanding the factors that influence the development of wheat streak mosaic virus epidemics.  The wheat streak mosaic virus poses a significant risk to wheat producers throughout Kansas and the other major wheat producing regions of the world.  Specifically, I would like to understand how environment conditions and the host-virys-vector interaction affect the dispersal of wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella).  Using this information, I will be able to improve existing wheat streak mosaic virus epidemic models to better predict major outbreaks of the disease.

Professional Experience

Member, American Phytopathological Society (2014-present)

Treasurer, Kansas State University Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club (2015-present)