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Scot Hulbert

Associate Dean for Research, CAHNRS, and Professor and Scientist, R. James Cook Endowed Chair in Cropping Systems Pathology

Scot Hulbert
Office: Johnson Hall 307
Lab: Johnson Hall 308

Tel.: (509) 335-3722
Fax: (509) 335-9581


B.S., 1980, Washington State University, Horticulture
M.S., 1982, University of California, Davis, Vegetable Crops
Ph.D., 1987, University of California, Davis, Genetics


CropS/Pl P 403/503 Advanced Cropping Systems
Pl P 535 Molecular genetics of plant and pathogen interactions


Management of diseases and pests through genetics and modifications of cropping systems. Genetic and molecular basis of race specific and nonspecific resistance in cereal crops. Methods for the development of cultivars with resistance that remains effective. Molecular mechanisms used by fungal pathogens to attack cereal crops. Development of cropping systems that are profitable but conservation oriented. Read more about Evolutionary Arms Race.

Recent Publications  (since 2010)

Mueth, N.A., S.R. Ramachandran, and S.H. Hulbert. 2015. Small RNAs from the wheat stripe rust fungus (Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici). BMC Genomics, 16(1), 718.

Figueroa, M., C.V. Castell-Miller, F. Li, S.H. Hulbert, and J.M. Bradeen. 2015. Pushing the boundaries of resistance: insights from Brachypodium-rust interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00558

Yin, C., S.I. Downey, N.L. Klages-Mundt, S. Ramachandran, X. Chen, L.J. Szabo, M. Pumphrey, and S.H. Hulbert. 2015. Functional analysis of haustorial expressed Puccinia genes by host induced silencing. BMC Genomics (2015) 16:579 DOI 10.1186/s12864-015-1791-y

Tonnessen, B.W., P. Manosalva, J.M. Lang, M. Baraoidan, A. Bordeos, R. Mauleon, J. Oard, S. Hulbert, H. Leung, and J. Leach. 2015. Rice phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene OsPAL4 is associated with broad spectrum disease resistance. Plant Mol Biol (2015) 87:273-286 DOI 10.1007/s11103-014-0275-9

Bansal, R., S. Hulbert, J. Reese, J. Whitworth, J. Stuart, and M.-S. Chen. 2014. Pyrosequencing reveals the predominance of Pseudomonadaceae in gut microbiome of a gall midge. Pathogens 3, 459-472; doi:10.3390/pathogens3020459

Hulbert, S.H., and M. Pumphrey. 2014.  A time for more booms and less busts? Unraveling cereal-rust interactions. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 27:207–214.

Yin, C., J.-J. Park, D.R. Gang, and S.H. Hulbert. 2014. Characterization of a tryptophan 2-monooxygenase gene from Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici involved in auxin biosynthesis and rust pathogenicity. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, 27: 227–235.

Yin, C., S.H. Hulbert, K.L. Schroeder, O. Mavrodi, D. Mavrodi, A. Dhingra, W. Schillinger, and T.C. Paulitz. 2013. The role of bacterial communities in the natural suppression of Rhizoctoniabare patch of wheat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 7428-7438.

Babiker, E.M., S.H. Hulbert, K. Schroeder, and T.C. Paulitz. 2013. Evaluation of Brassica species for resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia (Ceratobasidum spp.) under controlled environment conditions. European Journal of Plant Pathology 136:763-772.

Agostini, A., D. Johnson, S. Hulbert, D. Fernando, and T. Paulitz. 2013. First report of blackleg caused by Leptosphaeria maculans on canola in Idaho. Plant Disease, 97: 842

Xu, L.S., M.N. Wang, P. Cheng, Z.S. Kang, S.H. Hulbert, and X.M. Chen. 2013. Molecular mapping of a new gene for stripe rust resistance in durum wheat PI 480148 and transferring the gene into common wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126:523-533.

Babiker, E.M., S.H. Hulbert, and T.C. Paulitz. 2012. Hyaloperonospora camelinae on Camelina sativa in WashingtonState: Detection, Seed Transmission, and Chemical Control. Plant Dis. 96:1670-1674.

Kincaid, R.L., K.A. Johnson, J.J. Michal, A.C. Huisman, S.H. Hulbert, and W.L. Pan. 2012. Case Study: Production of silage containing biennial canola and peas for use as forage in a dairy rotation. The Professional Animal Scientist 28:120-124.

Walsh, D.T., E.M. Babiker, I.C. Burke, and S.H. Hulbert. 2012. Camelina Mutants Resistant to Acetolactate Synthase Inhibitor Herbicides. Molecular Breeding  Molecular Breeding: Volume 30:1053-1063

Babiker, E., S. Hulbert, K. Schroeder, and T. Paulitz. 2011. Optimum Timing of Pre-Plant Applications of Glyphosate to Manage Rhizoctonia Root Rot in Barley. Plant Disease 95: 304-310.

Bansal, R., S.H. Hulbert, B. Schemerhorn, J.C. Reese, R.J. Whitworth, J.J. Stuart, and M.-S. Chen. 2011. Hessian fly-Associated Bacteria: Transmission, Essentiality, and Composition. PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023170

Dong, Y.-L., C. Yin,  S.H. Hulbert, X. Chen, and Z. Kang. 2011. Cloning and expression analysis of three secreted protein genes from wheat stripe rust fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 27:1261–1265

Nirmalaa, J., T. Dradera, P.K. Lawrence, C. Yin, S. Hulbert, C.M. Steber, B.J. Steffenson, L.J. Szabo, D. von Wettstein, and A. Kleinhofs. 2011. Concerted action of two avirulent spore effectors activates Reaction to Puccinia graminis (Rpg1)-mediated cereal stem rust resistance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108: 14676-14681

Kincaid, R., K. Johnson, J. Michal, S. Hulbert, W. Pan, J. Barbano, and A. Huisman. 2011. Biennial canola for forage and ecosystem improvement in dryland cropping systems. 2011.  Advances in Animal Biosciences 2(2):457.

Rouse, N.N., A.A. Saleh, A. Seck, K.H. Keeler, S.E. Travers, S.H. Hulbert, and K.A. Garrett. 2011. Genomic and resistance gene homolog diversity of the dominant tallgrass prairie species across theCentral U.S. precipitation gradient. PLoS ONE 6(4): e17641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017641

Yin, C., and S. Hulbert. 2011. Prospects for functional analysis of effectors from cereal rust fungi. Euphytica 179:57–67

Yin, C., J.E. Jurgenson, and S. Hulbert. 2011. Development of a Host-induced RNAi System in the Wheat Stripe Rust Fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 24: 554–561

Travers, S.E., Z. Tang, D. Caragea, K.A. Garrett, S.H. Hulbert, J.E. Leach, J. Bai, A. Saleh, A.K. Knapp, P.A. Fay, J. Nippert, P.S. Schnable, and M.D. Smith. 2010. Spatial and temporal changes in Andropogon gerardii transcription profiles in association with climate change. Journal of Ecology 98:374-383

Chen, M-S., X. Liu, Z. Yang, H. Zhao, R.H. Shukle, J.J. Stuart, and S.H. Hulbert. 2010.  Unusual conservation among genes encoding small secreted salivary gland proteins from a gall midge. BMC Evolutionary Biology; 10:296

Smith, S.M., M. Steinau, H.N. Trick, and S.H. Hulbert. 2010. Recombinant Rp1 genes confer necrotic or nonspecific resistance phenotypes. Mol. Genet Genomics 283:591–602

Yin, C., K.L. Jones, D.E. Peterson, K.A. Garrett, S.H. Hulbert, and T.C. Paulitz. 2010. Members of soil bacterial communities sensitive to tillage and crop rotation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42:2111-2118.

Chintamanani, S., S.H. Hulbert, G.S. Johal, and P.J. Balint-Kurti. 2010. Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) Genetics, 184(3):813-825

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Recent Awards and Honors

Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, KSU, 2002
Fellow, American Society of Phytopathology, 2002
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005