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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cereal Disease Research
Kianian, Shahryar
Research Leader
Shahryar.Kianian@ars.usda.gov
(612)624-4155
CEREAL DISEASE LABORATORY
1551 Lindig Avenue
St. PaulMN55108

Mission:
The mission of the Cereal Disease Laboratory is to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barley to major diseases including leaf rust, stem rust, and Fusarium head blight. This mission is accomplished through research on the biology of the pathogens that cause these diseases and on methods to enhance disease resistance in small grains. Program objectives are to: (1) identify genes used by plants in defense against pathogens and determine their cellular and biochemical mechanisms of action; (2) elucidate molecular aspects of the expression of virulence in rust fungi; (3) identify and utilize rust resistance factors to protect small grain crops against existing and future pathogenic races in rust populations; (4) analyze population genetics of cereal rust fungi and devise strategies to enhance durability of resistance against diverse rust populations; (5) identify and characterize resistance in wheat and barley to Fusarium head blight and determine impacts of partial resistance on pathogen populations in crop residue; and (6) identify genetic factors for pathogenicity in Fusarium and explore ways to block their activity and minimize pathogen attack in small grains.

  Midwest Area
    St. Paul, Minnesota
      Cereal Disease Research
People:
Broz, Karen
(612) 626-2065

Biological Science Lab Technician
Buermann, Nathan
(612) 625-6299

Biological Laboratory Technical
Caspers, Roger
(612) 625-9266

Agricultural Research Technician
Curtin, Shaun
(612) 625-6299

Research Molecular Biologist
Danforth, Dillon
(612) 625-7081

Biological Science Aid
Edae, Erena
(612) 625-6299

Research Molecular Biologist
Flynn, Michael
(612) 625-6299

Biological Science Technician
Gale, Sam
(612) 625-9776

Plant Biologist
Jin, Yue
(612) 625-5291

Research Plant Pathologist
Johnson, Jerry
(612) 626-2064

Biological Science Lab Technician
Kianian, Shahryar
(612) 624-4155

Research Leader
Kistler, H Corby
(612) 625-9774

Research Geneticist
Kolmer, James Jim
(612) 626-1226

Plant Pathologist
Liberatore, Katie
(612) 625-6299

Research Molecular Biologist
Lim, Melissa
(612) 625-6299

Biological Science Lab Technician
Morrison, Jacolyn Jacki
(612) 625-7081

Secretary
Nemitz, Aaron
(612) 626-2064

Biological Science Aid
Nguyen, Kim Phuong
(612) 626-2064

Biological Science Lab Technician
Riddle, Jakob
(612) 625-7081

Biological Laboratory Technical
Rouse, Matthew Matt
(612) 625-7781

Research Plant Pathologist
Stoxen, Samuel
(612) 625-1756

Biological Science Lab Technician
Szabo, Les
(612) 625-3780

Research Geneticist
Xiao, Kun
(612) 625-3787

Biological Science Lab Technician (Plants)
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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