Ph.D., Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, 2008
B.S., Biology, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
After completing a Post doctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph in Guelph, ON, Canada, Kirk was a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire until starting his current position at Colorado State University. He is currently recruiting motivated post-docs and graduate students to join his lab. Interested individuals should review current research areas in the Broders lab and contact Kirk with a summary of your background and research interests. I am also interested in having undergraduates work in the lab, who are motivated and interested in learning about the many aspects related to scientific research.
Dr. Tessa Albrecht Ph.D., Botany: Program in Molecular Plant Biology, Colorado State University
Tessa is developing diagnostic tools for use in studying the ecology and epidemiology of pathogenic and potentially beneficial Rhizoctonia species associated with sugar beets.
Dr. Guangxi Wu Education: Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University Google Scholar profile
Guangxi is using bioinformatic tools to study the genome evolution of plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria including Puccinia striiformis, Geosmithia morbida and Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum.
Gloria Iriarte-Broders – M.Sc. Genetics, University of New Hampshire – in progress
Thesis Project “Investigation the effect of domestication on the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) microbiome”. Gloria has continued this line of research at CSU in addition to expanding our understanding of crops domestication on the plant microbiome.
Franz Lichtner – Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Dissertation Project – “Evaluation of the Interactions between perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) cultivar mixtures with the soil microbial community and foliar fungal pathogens”
Stephen Wyka – Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Dissertation Project – “Ecology and evolution of Ergot spp. infecting barley and weedy grass species”
Becky Lyon – Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Dissertation Project – Molecular epidemiology of Puccinia striiformis pv. tritici in the central and eastern United States
Mary Carmen Ortiz-Castro – Ph.D. Plant Pathology
Dissertation project – “Ecology and epidemiology of the maize bacterial leaf streak pathogen Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum”
Matt Wallhead – Currently an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming
Dissertation Title: IPM2.0: Precision Agriculture for Small-Scale Agriculture.
Garrett Gleeson – Currently farming
Thesis Title: The Dynamic Host-Pathogen Interactions Of Verticillium Dahliae:Comparative Genomics Of V. Dahliae And Its Interactions In Cover Crop Species And Wild Strawberry (Fragaria Vesca)
Andre Boraks – Currently at the Alberta Biodiversity Institute
Thesis Title: “Viability of Butternut (Juglans cinerea) in the northeastern United States: An assessment of genetic diversity, health, hybridization, and recruitment of butternut in the northeast”