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Department of Plant Pathology



In addition to conducting research aimed at controlling diseases of Kansas crops, departmental faculty are recognized for their pioneering research on mechanisms of host plant resistance, pathogen biology, ecology and evolution, and the molecular biology host-pathogen interactions. The Department also houses several facilities and cross-cutting interdisciplinary programs that serve a wider clientele on and off-campus, nationally and internationally.

There are faculty within the department who focus on various Thematic Areas. Many faculty have research programs that focus on one or more specific Kansas crop. Some focus their research on specific classes of pathogens .

Crop Research
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Sunflowers
  • Turf and Horticultural Plants
  • Wheat
Faculty Researchers

Select an individual Plant Pathology faculty member to view their research information.

Pathogen Research
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Nematodes
  • Viruses
Thematic Areas
  • Applied Plant Pathology and Microbiology
  • Disease Diagnosis and Management
  • Disease Resistance Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Epidemiology, Modeling and Microbial Ecology
  • Pathogen and Microbe Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Plant-Microbe Interactions