Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alejandra Huerta was awarded a U.S. Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security

Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alejandra Huerta was awarded a U.S. Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security for field research in Taiwan and Bangladesh entitled "Evaluation of Eggplant Rootstock for Resistance to Bacterial Wilt." She's working with researchers at the World Vegetable Center from April to September 2013. "The recipients of U.S. Borlaug grants this year are solidly focused on addressing the challenges of food security globally -- from developing disease-resistant eggplant rootstocks in Bangladesh to improving distribution channels in Uganda," says distinguished Purdue professor Gebisa Ejeta, director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security. "Our goal is to help prepare the next generation of young scientists and engineers who can effectively tackle the growing complexity around the global food security agenda."