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Department of Plant Pathology

Jordan Brungardt

Jordan Brungardt

Ph.D. Student

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Kansas State University
3726 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-2789
Fx: +1-785-532-5692



  • M.S. Biology, Wichita State University (2014)
  • B.S. Biology, Fort Hays State University (2009)


  • 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)


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.