21 April 2020
We’re absolutely thrillled to announce that Thais successfully defended her dissertation today! Congratulations Thais! Her work addressed the transcriptomics of the infection of four different maize cultivars under infection from two pathogenic bacteria affecting Nebraska corn growers (and those around the world) - Clavibacter nebraskensis and Xanthomonas vasicolas. Thais’s defense wasn’t quite the way we envisioned it with the global pandemic - but we’re glad nothing was able to stop her! Thais was one of the first lab members and we’ll be very sad to see her go - she will be a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Florida Tropical Research Plant Diagnostic Clinic.