Lab alumni for leadership roles

Former grad students Rob Morrison and Nicole Quinn, and former undergraduate research assistant Jessica Kansman have been nominated for leadership roles in the Entomological Society of America. Zsofia Szendrei was elected for the Plant – Insect Ecosystems Section of the Environmental Entomology Editorial Board. Read more here.

40 under 40 award to Adam

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ News selected former Ph.D. student, Adam Ingrao, for their 40 Under 40 award. These awards are given by a panel of industry experts who select members of the ‘Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2018‘. This honor is reserved exclusively for outstanding young industry professionals who are demonstrating exceptional commitment to making their mark in the industry through innovation and leadership. Adam will be featured, along with the rest of the Class of 2018, in the October 2018 issues of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News and, he will be honored at an event during the 2018 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO on Tuesday, December 4th. Congratulations Adam on this distinguished honor!

New publication

Our manuscript on onion thrips and bacterial leafblight interactions was published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. The lead author is former Master’s student, Ari Grode, who graduated earlier this year. Check out the paper here.

New publication

Our new publication by Katie Demeuse, Ari Grode and Zsofia Szendrei has been accepted for publication in Plant Disease. The title of the paper is ‘Comparing qPCR and nested PCR diagnostic methods for aster yellows phytoplasma in aster leafhoppers’.