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Professor Doug Rouse won this year’s CALS Award for Excellence in Teaching - congratulations, Doug!
Plant Pathology/Botany 123 - Plants, Parasites, and People
Cass, a 1st grader, holds a diseased tree at Family Horticulture Day.
Growth distortions and greening of flowers associated with an aster yellows phytoplasma infection of gladiolus.
White, ghost-like discolorations on gloxinia petals associated with infection by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
Severe pear scab on pear fruits.
Gray mold (caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea) commonly affects flowers of plants such as peony and rose.

Current Employment Opportunities

Open Faculty Position - Assistant Professor - Plant microbe ecologist or epidemiologist 

Split: 70% research, 30% teaching

Degree and Area of Specialization:  PhD in Plant Pathology or related discipline.

Fulltime Salary Rate: Negotiable - Academic (9 months)

Appointment Percent: 100%

Deadline for Application: September 1st, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: January 1st, 2015

How to Apply: 

Compile the following into a single pdf file: cover letter, statements of teaching and research interests, and curriculum vitae, and submit to: ecoepisearch[at]plantpath.wisc[dot]edu. Arrange to have copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference emailed to the same address. 

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Faculty Profile

Molecular mechanisms of viral replication, host interactions and oncogenesis
Biology of plant pathogenic bacteria, tropical plant pathology
Biology of human bacterial pathogens in association with plants
Plant responses to pathogens; molecular basis of plant disease resistance.
Control of pathogens important for seed potato production and certification
The development of and use of statistical tools to address complex problems in the agricultural, environmental and biological sciences, focusing especially on spatial statistics.
Diagnosis, biology, and management of fungal and other pathogens of potato and vegetable crops in Wisconsin
Mycology - necrotrophic fungal pathogenesis
Turf Pathology
Nematology - Population ecology of nematodes with emphasis on nematode pests of agricultural crops and nematode-fungus interactions causing plant diseases.
Etiology and integrated management of diseases of fruit crops
Plant virology - viral translation control, viral replication, and plant virus resistance
Plant disease ecology and epidemiology
Organic fruit, vegetable, and field crops production
Epidemiology and Management of Field Crop Diseases