Eric Larson

Position title: PhD '20

Eric was a PhD student in the Department of Plant Pathology. His research focused on exploring the relationship between Phytohpthora infestan’s gene expression and virulence on a potato host. Preliminary work had been done to quantify the loss of virulence on a potato host after continued maintenance of P. infestans cultures in an artificial media system. He continued with RNAseq studies to explore whole transcriptome changes in P. infestans after it is continually challenged on a partially resistant potato host.

PhD Plant Pathology – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2020
B.S. Botany – Oregon State University, 2014