My current research focuses on the underlying molecular mechanisms of host resistance of barley to Fusarium head blight (FHB) and spot blotch. Other barley diseases of interest include spot form net blotch, stripe rust, barley yellow dwarf and bacterial streak. The Baldwin Lab explores the genetics of virulence for these diseases and applies advanced molecular analysis to aid in the discovery of novel resistance in barley. Our research aims to understand the function of RNA interference and how small RNA plays a role in host-pathogen interactions. In addition, Dr. Baldwin manages the North American Barley Evaluation Nursery (NABSEN) and the FHB and spot blotch disease screening nurseries in North Dakota. Dr. Baldwin is assisted in his barley research by Patrick Gross.
Research Geneticist (Postdoctoral Research Associate) 2014-2020
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Aberdeen, ID
Biological Science Student Trainee 2008-2014
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Athens, GA
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