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Department of Plant Pathology

Alex Kieffaber

Alex Kieffaber

Research Assistant

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Kansas State University
4704 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Education

  • B.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2015

Publications

  • Montero-Astua, M., Rotenberg, D., Leach-Kieffaber, A., Schneweis, B.A., Park, S., Park, J.K., German, T.L., Whitfield, A.E. “Disruption of vector transmission by a plant-expressed viral glycoprotein.” Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. 2014. Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 296-304.

Research

Alex earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Kansas State University in 2015. Prior to graduation, she worked in the plant virus-vector interactions laboratory in the Plant Pathology department at K-State for many years researching Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Frankliniella occidentalis (thrips) and also Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), Rhopalosiphum padi (aphids) and wheat. She continues working on these two systems as a research technician. Alex received a travel scholarship and first place in the poster contest at North Central American Phytopathological Society conference in 2013.