(M.S. ’74; Ph.D. ’80) was awarded the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2010 Outstanding Departmental Alumni Award. Refer to “Alumni Spotlight
” on the first page of this newsletter for more details.
was posthumously awarded the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2010 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award; he passed away before submitting his dissertation. Selester co-founded two companies, Nature Diagnostics Inc. and Applied Food Technologies LLC, which developed molecular diagnostic solutions for food marketing applications. In 2005, Selester co-founded Nature West Inc., a biotech company with a mission to fully exploit the chemical biodiversity of plants to fill critical needs in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agrochemical, and therapeutic markets.Faculty
professor, took home first prize for his logo design for the APS Potomac Division at its annual meeting.Elizabeth Grabau,
professor and department head, and Patrick Phipps
, professor emeritus, co-authored a Phytopathology
Editor’s Pick article for July 2011 (101:786-793): “Sclerotinia blight resistance in Virginia-type peanut transformed with a barley oxalate oxidase gene.” Darcy Partridge-Telenko
and Jiahuai Hu
(Ph.D. ’07) were postdoctoral research associates on this research and co-authors of the publication.Boris Vinatzer,
associate professor, was co-author of the July 2011 Phytopathology
Spotlight, Open Access Article (101:847-858): “Multilocus sequence typing of Pseudomonas syringae
sensu lato confirms previously described genomospecies and permits rapid identification of P. syringae
and P. syringae
causing bacterial leaf spot on parsley.” Christopher Clarke
and Rongman Cai
, Ph.D. candidates in the Vinatzer lab, are co-authors of the publication.
and David Schmale
were promoted to associate professor.
associate professor, was the invited speaker at the 2010 Korean Pesticide Science Society meeting in Daejeon, South Korea. His graduate students, Angela Post
and Brendan McNulty
, gave presentations on their herbicide research.
|The following PPWS scholarships were awarded in Fall 2010:|
Christopher Clarke and Adam Smith were each awarded the Bruce W. Perry Scholarship.
|Gunjune Kim was awarded the Chester L. Foy Scholarship. |
|Jeremy Yan was awarded the Hatzios Crop Protection Scholarship and the Hatzios Weed Science Graduate Scholarship. |
|Ryan Anderson received the PPWS 2011 Arthur J. Webber Outstanding Graduate Student Award.|
won the graduate student oral competition, and Megan LeBlanc
won the graduate student poster competition at the 11th World Congress on Parasitic Plants, held in Martina Franca, Italy. Sasha Marine
and Lynn Rallos
were both awarded first place in the 2011 American Phytopathology Society Potomac Division student paper competition for their contributed papers: “Stability of QoI Resistance in Grape Powdery Mildew” and “Seasonal Distribution of SI Fungicide Resistance in Apple Scab in Virginia,” respectively.