Dr. Sungwoo Lee successfully defended his dissertation on April 5, 2013. His project was focused on identifying QTL which confer resistance to Phytophthora sojae in 6 soybean populations developed from Chinese and South Korean germplasm. Dr. Rouf Mian and Dr. Anne E. Dorrance were his co-advisors. Dr. Lee will soon start working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the joint supervision of Drs. Rouf Mian and Andrew Michel.
Dr. Dayong Zhang, Associate Professor, Northeastern Agricultural University, Harbin, China will join the ARS Soybean Research group in Wooster as a Visiting Scholar in August 2013 to conduct research on pest resistance in soybean for a year.
Masters student, Keith Freewalt, co-advised by Drs. Rouf Mian and Leah McHale successfully defended his Masters Research Proposal on April 10, 2013. Keith was recently awarded a six month Research Internship by the Monsanto Company at its research station in Maryland.