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 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.
David Marshall, Professor of Plant Pathology at NCSU and research leader of the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, NC, examines rust infections in a greenhouse in Muree, Pakistan. – See more
Dr. Jean Ristaino and Inga Meadows made presentations during the 2015 Tomato Field Day held August 13 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, NC. Attendees say new and up-and-coming varieties and learned the latest about disease, insect, and weed control for staked tomato production and vegetables in western North Carolina. The field day was sponsored by NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC Agricultural Research Service & NC Cooperative Extension Service, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and the NC Tomato Growers Association.
Camilo Parada, a new Masters student in Dr Lina Quesada-Ocampo’s lab, received a travel award to attend the Oomycete Bioinformatics Training Workshop June 2-4, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. This is the workshop website: http://oomycete-training.org/