September 30, 2020

USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, Minnesota

Dr. Matthew Rouse is a research plant pathologist at the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. His role in the T-CAP project will be to facilitate screening of wheat with stem rust and to co-advise one Ph.D. student. The Ph.D. student will study wheat resistance to stem rust with Dr. James Anderson in the University of Minnesota Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics. Emerging races of the wheat stem rust pathogen, including Ug99, threaten wheat production. Screening wheat collections for stem rust resistance will provide for the characterization of new resistance genes for use in breeding. Genetic resistance is the most environmentally sound and economical method to protect wheat from yield losses due to disease.

For more information see:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=45739

Matthew Rouse