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Department of Plant Pathology

Dr. Giovana Cruppe

Giovana Cruppe

Assistant Research Professor


Kansas State University
4701 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1392
Fx: +1-785-532-5692


  • Ph.D Plant Pathology, Kansas State University (2019)
  • M.S. Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2015)
  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Sao Paulo State University (2010)


  • 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)


  • 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.


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.