Dr. Marc Cubeta returns from Fulbright in Uppsala, Sweden
Marc A. Cubeta, Professor at North Carolina State University, spent the past academic year as a Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges LantbruksUniversitet, SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. Dr. Jan Stenlid, Professor and Head of the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, served as host for Marc’s sabbatical at SLU. Jan is an internationally recognized expert on the disease ecology of plant pathogenic soil fungi and genomics of the forest tree pathogen Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato. During his sabbatical, Marc co-taught Diseases and Pest of Forest Trees; and Plant Pathology to undergraduate and graduate students. He investigated the disease ecology and population dynamics of Rhizoctonia fungi on forest tree seedlings and closely related non-pathogenic species that associate with orchids. In addition, he interacted with colleagues and presented seminars at SLU-Uppsala, SLU-Umea, CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre-Utrecht, University of Copenhagen, and the INRA Ecogenomics of Interactions Laboratory. Cubeta is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who travel abroad each year through the Fulbright US Scholar Program.