Anna Leon successfully defended her PhD dissertation on December 12th. Her dissertation was titled ‘Quantification and determination of inoculum threshold levels of Fusarium commune in Douglas-fir nurseries’. Anna’s committee included Gary Chastagner (Chair), Tim Paulitz, Ned Klopfenstein, and Lynne Carpenter Boggs. Anna already has a job as a Nursery Pathologist with Weyerhaeuser. Congratulations Anna!
Dr. Ying Zhai attended the Fall Commencement on December 7th and was hooded by her major advisor, Professor Hanu R. Pappu. Her thesis was titled ‘Genomic Characterization and Molecular Investigations into Negative-Stranded RNA viruses of Plants’. Zhai’s thesis committee included Drs. Hanu Pappu (Chair), Amit Dhingra (Horticulture), Ken Eastwell, and Neena Mitter (University of Queensland). […]
Hailing Jin, Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California at Riverside, was visiting Washington State University on December 3 and 4, 2014. She was invited by graduate students of Molecular Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, and hosted by graduate student Nicholas Mueth and Prof. Scot Hulbert. She gave a seminar entitled “Small RNAs, […]