Post Doctoral Researcher

Columbus, Ohio
28 May 2019
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26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Conduct research for project goals to develop suitable protocol(s) for assessing seed transmission of maize chlorotic mottle virus in maize; determine the rates of seed transmission for Hawaiian and East African MCMV isolates in U.S. and East African germplasm; determine the distribution of MCMV in seed from infested plants and identify treatments to mitigate virus transmission through seed; and disseminate research results to national research and phytosanitary organizations in East Africa and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, assist with design and test diagnostics for other viruses hypothesized to play a role MLN in East Africa and begin work on a manuscript describing the survey results.