Kelman Scholars Present Research at the 16th Annual NC State University Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

On August 1st, 2017 ten Kelman Scholars gathered in the Talley Student Union Ballroom to participate in a university-wide undergraduate research symposium.

The Kelman Scholars program honors the legacy of Arthur Kelman — Professor Emeritus at NCSU and a member of the National Academy of Sciences recognized for his excellence in science, mentorship, and scholarship in Plant Pathology. The complex interactions of microbes and hosts make Plant Pathology a stimulating and versatile biological discipline. Research projects for Kelman Scholars range from genomics and biotechnology to applications of the latest technologies to investigate disease ecology and management. The Kelman Scholars program is part of NC State’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) initiative.

The scholars’ abstracts can be found here.

Click here for more information regarding the Kelman Scholars Program.


Cole Dunbar - Dr. Rick Davis' Lab
Cole Dunbar – Dr. Rick Davis’ Lab
Essence Vinson - Dr. Lindsey Thiessen's Lab
Essence Vinson – Dr. Lindsey Thiessen’s Lab
Jessica Saganowich - Dr. Tim Sit's Lab
Jessica Saganowich – Dr. Tim Sit’s Lab
June Graham - Dr. Ralph Dean's Lab
June Graham – Dr. Ralph Dean’s Lab
Kat Nunez - Dr. Jim Kerns' Lab
Kat Nunez – Dr. Jim Kerns’ Lab
Kelsey Wynne - Dr. Lina Quesada's Lab (pictured with Research Specialist, Mike Adams)
Kelsey Wynne – Dr. Lina Quesada’s Lab (pictured with Research Specialist, Mike Adams)
Laura Williams - Dr. Lina Quesada's Lab
Laura Williams – Dr. Lina Quesada’s Lab
Layne Rogers - Dr. Dave Shew's Lab
Layne Rogers – Dr. Dave Shew’s Lab
Samuel Cude - Dr. Lina Quesada's Lab
Samuel Cude – Dr. Lina Quesada’s Lab


Zachary Shea - Dr. Lina Quesada's Lab
Zachary Shea – Dr. Lina Quesada’s Lab

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38th Annual Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference


Group photo of Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference Attendees

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and Center For Integrated Fungal Research at North Carolina State University recently hosted the 38th annual Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference on April 21-23, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. An informal gathering and reception were held at the Cubeta home on Friday night April 21 to welcome meeting participants. On Saturday morning, graduate and undergraduate students, and post-docs provided oral research presentations at the JC Raulston Arboretum, followed by lunch and a group photo. In the afternoon, meeting attendees toured the James B. Hunt Library. Dr. Jessie Uehling, Duke University, provided a presentation on “Videography and mycology, applications in outreach, research and teaching” in the Teaching and Visualization Laboratory at the Hunt Library. Meeting participants returned to the JC Raulston Arboretum in late afternoon to attend a poster session, business meeting, dinner, presentation by LoneRider Brewery, and social. Dr. David Hibbett, Department of Biology, Clark University, delivered the conference keynote address on “The changing (and unchanging) shape of mushrooms” on Saturday night. A foray was conducted on Sunday morning in memory of Larry F. Grand at the Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest in Raleigh, followed by a tailgate luncheon.