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Faculty of Plant Pathology have been invited to present their work in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uruguay, and throughout the United States.
Dr. Pradeep Kachroo received the Prestigious Research Paper Award at the 2014 Celebration of Land-Grant Research for a paper published in Nature Genetics. Dr. Aardra Kachroo and a number of other department researchers were co-authors on the award-winning paper.
A research paper by Hua Li, Wendy Havens, and Dr. Said Ghabrial was selected by the editors of Virology and featured in their December 2014 Virology Highlights Blog.
Maria Torres won the 2014 Best Student Paper Prize for Molecular Plant Pathology from The British Society for Plant Pathology, for her Ph.D. work with Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt.
Dr. Aardra Kachroo is an invited speaker at the 2014 Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Louisville, where she will present her research on plant defenses to disease.
Dr. Pradeep Kachroo received the 2014 Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology. This award is presented by the American Phytopathological Society for outstanding contributions to the molecular biology of plant disease.
Dr. Paul Vincelli received a Fulbright award for a 6-month teaching and research program in Nicaragua during 2014.
Dr. Peter Nagy received the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding grantmanship for research in molecular virology of plant RNA viruses.
Dr. Paul Vincelli received the 2012 M. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension.
Dr. Donald Hershman was a co-recipient of the 2012 International IPM Award for Excellence, and the 2012 ESCOP National Multi-State Research Award for Excellence.
Dr. Donald Hershman received the Southern Soybean Disease Workers 2011 Recognition Award
Dr. Pradeep Kachroo, Dr. Aardra Kachroo and, Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt were the corresponding authors on major research papers in Nature Genetics, the top ranked research journal in the life sciences.