MSI PI Matthew Rouse (adjunct associate professor, Plant Pathology; USDA Agricultural Research Service) was named the 2018 winner of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The World Food Prize Foundation announced the award at the Sustainable Development Goals Conference in the Netherlands last month.
The award recognizes Professor Rouse’s research into fighting stem rust diseases, which are serious threats to cereal crops around the world. He uses MSI for this research, which has been featured on the MSI website: Fighting a Wheat Pathogen.
A story about the award and Professor Rouse’s research can be found on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences website: Matthew Rouse Recognized by World Food Prize as Winner of the 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.