Myron Bruce, PhD

Myron Bruce, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Applied Wheat Pathology Lab

4733 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506


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I received my PhD from Colorado State University in Plant Pathology studying molecular aspects of rice diseases. Following this, I studied wheat transcriptional responses to wheat leaf rust infection as a post doctoral fellow with the USDA-ARS-HWWGRU. Then I joined the Rupp lab at Montana State University as a post doctoral fellow and Assistant Research Professor studying diseases of sugar beet, pulses, and potatoes in the field and at the molecular level. When Dr. Rupp was offered a position at Kansas State, I joined her as a Research Assistant Professor in the Applied Wheat Pathology lab.


  • PhD, Plant Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • BS, Microbiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


The Applied Wheat Pathology lab investigates reactions of wheat breeding lines to various economically important wheat diseases, including barley yellow dwarf virus, the wheat streak mosaic complex, tan spot, and Fusarium head blight. In addition to field experiments, we also study diversity in pathogen populations.