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Les J Szabo

Research Geneticist


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Contact:

Phone: (612) 625-3780 
Fax: (651) 649-5054

Les.Szabo@usda.gov 

Education:

Ph.D., Oregon State University-Corvallis, 1983
M.S., Michigan State University-East Lansing, 1980
B.S., Washington State University-Pullman, 1977

The research program in my lab focuses on developing a better understanding of the host-parasite interactions and evolution of rust fungi.  Currently, Puccinia graminis, the causal agent of stem rust, is the primary focus with projects on: comparative genomes; developing a complete genetic map; identify and characterize effector (avirulence) genes; development of rapid detection methods for Ug99 related races; race evolution.