College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

May in the News

Faculty elected president of the Pacific Division of American Phytopathological Society

Dr. Debbie Inglis, Associate Professor in our department, was elected President of the Pacific Division (PD) of the American Phytopathological Society (APS). The Pacific Division is the largest of all divisions of the APS and her election through on-line ballot/voting by members of the PD shows Dr. Inglis’ stature as a leader in our field.

Dr. Inglis has been providing exemplary service to our professional society in various roles including associate editor (2002-2005) and now as the senior editor (2008-present)of the APS journal, Plant Disease.

Dr. Inglis accomplishment was also featured in the June 7 edition of WSU Today.


Congratulations to Our Spring Graduate!

Grant Poole completed his Ph.D. program under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Paulitz. His thesis title is “Identification of quantitativ trait loci (QTL) for resistance to fusarium crown rot in wheat and a survey of Fusarium pseudograminearum and F. culmorum in the pacific northwest of the U.S.” He will be conducting research pertaining to the evaluation of Fusarium crown rot resistance in wheat and molecular marker identification in a post doctoral position at Washington State University with Dr. Kim Campbell and Dr. Tim Paulitz

Western Farm Press Feature

Research on Verticillium wilt conducted by Dr. Lindsey du Toit was featured in the May 10 edition of Western Farm Press.

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