July in the News
Dr. Charles Barnes, Cereal Rust Lab at the University of Minnesota, visited the department for two weeks in July, hosted by Dr. Scot Hulbert. He worked on protocols for isolating live haustorial cells from stem and stripe rust fungi with Dr. Chuntao Yin, postdoc in the Hulbert lab. Dr. Barnes also presented a seminar, “Real-time PCR assays for various rust fungi and some applications.” see photo
Two seniors from Western Washington University are participating in internships under the direction of Dr. Lindsey du Toit at the WSU Mount Vernon research station this summer. Alyse Douglas has a project funded by the California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board (co-directed by Dr. Marion Brodhagen and Mike Derie), and Cynthia Hansen is working with the WSU Vegetable Seed Pathology program.