Ph.D. Student Selected For 2023-2026 FFAR Fellow Program

Authored on
May 23, 2023

Abbeah Navasca, Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Plant Pathology, has been selected to participate in the 2023-2026 FFAR Fellow Program. The highly competitive fellowship focuses on providing exceptional professional development and career guidance to cultivate the next generation of food and agricultural scientists. Navasca’s research focuses on the ability of Fusarium species to acquire and adapt genomic regions for pathogenicity in response to crop rotation. Her major advisors are Drs. Thomas Baldwin and Gary Secor. Navasca’s goal is to improve crop rotation strategies through a deeper understanding of these biological mechanisms.