Dr. Fiorella Cisneros successfully defended her dissertation in April 2013. Her project was focused on gene expression and protein interactions of Maize fine streak virus (MFSV). Dr. Peg Redinbaugh and Dr. Feng Qu were her co-advisors.
Dr. José Luis Zambrano defended his dissertation in July 2013. His project focused on the genetic architecture of resistance to phylogenetically diverse viruses in maize. Dr. Peg Redinbaugh and Dr. David Francis were his co-advisors.