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College of Agriculture

Department of Plant Pathology
Faculty of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

The Department of Plant Pathology has an array of programs including molecular biology, genetics of pathogenesis and host plant resistance, fungal genetics, wheat cytogenetics and improvement, as well as classical and applied plant pathology and extension.

Alina Akhunova

Alina Akhunova
Research Associate Professor, Director - Integrated Genomics Facility

Specialization:
Genomics
Molecular biology
Gene expression

Eduard Akhunov

Eduard D. Akhunov
Professor

Specialization:
Wheat genome diversity and evolution
Disease resistance genes and mechanisms of plant-pathogen interaction

David Cook

David Cook
Assistant Professor

Christian Cruz

Christian D. Cruz
Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Crop biosecurity
Plant disease management
Epidemiology

Erick De Wolf

Erick De Wolf
Professor

Specialization:
Diseases of wheat, small grains,
and forages

Martin Draper

Martin A. Draper
Interim Research Dean, Professor

Specialization:
Soybean rust

Bernd Friebe

Bernd R. Friebe
Research Professor

Specialization:
Cytogenetics

Douglas Jardine

Douglas J. Jardine
Professor

Specialization:
Seedling disease management
Seed treatment fungicides

Megan Kennelly

Megan Kennelly
Interim Department Head, Professor 

Specialization:
Horticultural commodities

Dal-Hoe Koo

Dal-Hoe Koo
Research Assistant Professor

John Leslie

John F. Leslie
University Distinguished Professor

Specialization:
Biochemical, molecular, and population genetics of model and plant pathogenic fungi

Chris R. Little

Chris R. Little
Professor

Specialization:
Sorghum and soybean diseases
Seedling, root, stalk, and seed diseases
Fungal pathogens of row crops

Sanzhen Liu

Sanzhen Liu
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Plant genetic and genomic studies

Shahideh Nouri

Shahideh Nouri
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Plant virology

Jesse Poland

Jesse A. Poland
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Wheat genetics
Marker technologies
Resistance to wheat rusts

Jim Stack

Jim P. Stack
Professor

Specialization:
Plant biosecurity
Diagnostics
Plant health-public interface

Jessica Rupp

Jessica Rupp
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Wheat pathology

Richard Todd

Richard B. Todd
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

Specialization:
Molecular genetics
Genomics and cell biology of nitrogen utilization and metabolic gene regulation in the fungus Aspergillus nidulans

Christopher Toomajian

Christopher Toomajian
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Population genetics
Molecular evolution
Evolutionary genomics

Harold Trick

Harold N. Trick
Professor

Specialization:
Plant molecular biology
Soybean and wheat biotechnology

Barbara Valent

Barbara Valent
University Distinguished Professor, Interdepartmental Genetics Program Chair

Specialization:
Genetics

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