University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

The Vaillancourt Lab

Department of Plant Pathology

University of Kentucky


last update, Spring, 2011

Lisa Vaillancourt: PI, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies [CV]

B.S. 1984, University of Connecticut, Biology

M.S. 1988, University of Illinois, Plant Pathology

Ph.D. 1991, Purdue University, Plant Pathology

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1996, University of Vermont, Fungal Molecular Genetics


Etta Nuckles: Research SpecialistLab Members

B.S. 1975, University of Kentucky, Microbiology

M.S. 1980, Eastern University, Microbiology


Stefan Amyotte, Postdoctoral Researcher

B.S. 2004, University of Alberta, Biology (Molecular Genetics)

Ph.D. 2010, University of Western Ontario, Fungal Molecular Genetics


lab membersSladana Bec: Ph.D. Student

B.S. 2000, University of Zagreb, Horticulture and Landscape Design

M.S. 2005, University of Kentucky, Plant and Soil Sciences


Ester Buiate: Ph.D. Student

B.S. 2006, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Agronomy

M.S. 2009, Universidad Federal de Lavras, Genetics and Plant Breeding


Joyce Mendes Andrade Pinto: Visiting Scholar

B.S. 2007 Universidade Federal de Lavras, Biology

M.S. 2009 Universidade Federal de Lavras, Genetics and Plant Breeding


Maria Torres: Ph.D. Student

B.S. 2006, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Industrial Microbiology.



Johanna Takach, B.S. 2003. Postdoctoral Scholar, Noble Foundation, Ardmore OK.

Jennifer Chaky, M.S., 2000. Research Scientist, Pioneer Hi-bred International, Johnston IA.

Meizhu Du, M.S., 2002. Accountant, New York City.

Amy Bateman, M.S., 2007. Researcher, USDA Small Grains Lab, Aberdeen, ID.

Jennifer Flowers, M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2005. Biology Professor, Spaulding University, Louisville KY.

Claire Venard, Ph.D. 2006. Postdoctoral researcher, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY.

Michael Thon, Postdoctoral 1999-2003: Ramon y Cajal Investigator, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Eunyoung Park, Postdoctoral 2002-2005: Research Scientist, Allylix, Inc., Lexington KY.

Saurabh Kulshrestha, Postdoctoral 2005-2007: Professor, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Bajhol, Solan, India.

Quélen Barcelos, Visiting Scholar 2009-2010: Postdoctoral Scholar, Universidade Federal de Lavras.


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