The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities announced recently that MSI PI Brian Steffenson (Plant Pathology) is the recipient of the 2019 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. This award recognizes people who advance international education at public universities.
Professor Steffenson studies the diseases that affect cereal crops such as wheat and barley, which are vital to the world’s food supply. He uses MSI resources for genetic studies that seek to clone disease-resistance genes found in wild relatives of crop plants, with a goal to developing hardier crops.
An article about Professor Steffenson and his research can be found on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences website: Steffenson Announced as 2019 Malone International Leadership Award Recipient.