PPCP GSA welcomes three new students with a barbecue!!!

On August 29th, 2015, the LSU PPCP GSA welcomed our new graduate students with barbecued chicken, pork and sausage on the beautiful LSU Lakes.  This fall, Filipe Godoy, Rachel Herschlag and Sergio Urioste joined the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology.   Felipe Godoy orginially hails from Brazil, where he received a B.S. in... Continue Reading →


Congratulations to recent graduate Kirandeep Kaur Mani!

On May 14th, 2015, Kiran Kaur Mani was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Health with a research focus in plant pathology at LSU's Spring Commencement.  Dr. Kaur studied with Dr. Hollier.  Her disseration title was, "Study of factors affecting growth and development of narrow brown leaf spot of rice caused by Cercospora janseana." ... Continue Reading →

Graduate Students Receive Award from Parent Society

We are happy to announce the graduate students have been awarded the first Departmental Plant Pathology Experiential Award from American Phytopathological Society!!!  This award was established with money donated by Don and Judy Mathre.  The purpose is to increase awareness of non-academic career opportunities to grad-students and post-docs through visits to such institutions.  With the... Continue Reading →

Students present their research at Southern Division APS in Atlanta

At the annual Southern Division American Phytopathological Society meeting in Atlanta (Feb 1&2, 2015), several students from LSU gave oral presentations and posters about their research.  Eduardo Chagas gave an oral presentation discussing his observations of the association (or lack) of Cercospora soybean leaf blight symptoms with cercosporin.   Maryam Shahrtash presented her findings using... Continue Reading →


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