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Department of Plant Pathology

September in the News

Herbarium Dedication

The late, world-renowned mycologist Charles Gardner Shaw served Washington State University for 36 years in the Department of Plant Pathology. On Sept. 10,the university’s mycological herbarium was dedicated in his name. Watch more>>

Visit by the Ag Dean from Lebanese University

Dr. Tayssir Hamieh, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, visited the department on September 27. He met with the department chair, Dr. Hanu Pappu, and held discussions about the various programmatic areas and opportunities for partnerships.

Japanese Researcher Visits the Department

Dr. Tamotsu Hoshino, Leader of Genomic Resources and Environmental Adaptation Research Group in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Sapporo, Japan visited the department, September 14-16. He was hosted by Dr. Jack Rogers.He visited the Mycological Herbarium in the department to examine specimens of the snow mold fungus, genus Typhula. Dr. Hoshino is using DNA and other technologies to understand certain species of the genus on a worldwide basis.

Student Receives ARCS Scholarship

Department of Plant Pathology is the latest department in WSU selected to receive the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship from the ARCS Foundation-Seattle Chapter. With this, our department joins a select few departments in CAHNRS, College of Science, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

This is truly a recognition of our department’s signature graduate program, the largest plant pathology graduate program in the country, for its most comprehensive plant pathology curriculum, and for the high quality of research conducted by our faculty and graduate students. Read about the first plant pathology ARCS Fellow, Aaron Agostini>>

Dr. R James Cook’s Wolf Prize

Dr. R. James Cook, former dean of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and Emeritus Professor in the department was awarded the 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture during a special ceremony at the Knesset in Jerusalem. To read Dr. Cook’s acceptance speech, click here.

WSU Today Feature

Research conducted by Dr. Chang-lin Xiao on alternative means of controlling postharvest diseases was featured in the September 1 edition of WSU Today.

WSU names mycology herbarium to honor late professor, Charles Gardner Shaw. An article is featured in the September 1 edition of WSU Today.

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