- 2002 - PhD in Plant Pathology: Iowa State University, USA
- 1997 - MS in Environmental Science: University of Nottingham, UK
- 1996 - BS in Agricultural Science: Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Area of Expertise
- Field Crops
- Disease Management
My lab focuses on the biology and epidemiology of fungal diseases of soybean. Our primary research interests are on soilborne fungi in the genus Fusarium, particularly F. virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). We also conduct research on other Fusarium species causing soybean root rot.
MICRO 456 - Principles of Mycology (every Fall). This is an introductory mycology course that covers the diversity of fungi and their roles in human lives and the environment.
GR ST 565 - Responsible Conduct in Research (every Spring). This course covers ethical and legal issues facing researchers in the sciences and engineering
PLP 628 - Improving your Professional Speaking Skills (every Fall). This course teaches skills to become a more effective speaker in any professional presentation situation.