Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

The Baum Lab

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Correspondence should be directed to:

Dr. Thomas Baum
Professor and Chair
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
351 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

tbaum@iastate.edu

ph: (515) 294-2398
fax:(515) 294-9420

Questions about the website should be directed to the site creator, Tom Maier.

trmaier@iastate.edu
ph: (515) 294-8854

People


Current Personnel in the Baum lab as of January 2016:

Faculty/Staff:

  • Dr. Thomas J. Baum, Professor
  • Tom Maier, Assistant Scientist, December 1995 - present, Lab Manager
  • Parijat Juvale, Post-doc/Assistant Scientist III, December 2008 - present; generating a silencing atlas in soybean using BPMV-VIGS, using VIGS to characterize soybean-SCN interaction, molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism genes
  • Jason Noon, Graduate Student, August 2011 - present; molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism genes
  • Stacey Barnes, Graduate Student, January 2013, molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism genes
  • Gennady Pogorelko, Post-doc, June 2013 - present, molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism genes
  • Vijayapalani Paramasivan, Post-doc/Assistant Scientist II, May 2013 - present, molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism genes

  •  Current Undergraduate Research Assistants:

     

        • Celeste Moreno, Senior, Biological/Pre-medical Illustration
        • Anna Krug, Senior, Biology
        • Pierre Guzman, Junior, Biology
        • Jade Tummino, Sophomore, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
        • Zach Weiss, Senior, Chemical Engineering
        • Marena Bartz, Senior, Genetics
        • Catherine Wram, Senior, Microbiology

    Lab photos:

    Baumlab Hosts Visiting Scientist Margarida Espada

    Baum Lab Hosts Visitng Scientist
    The Baum lab hosted visiting PhD student Margarida Espada from the University of Evora, Portugal. Espada is pictured, fourth from right.
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    2014 SPIT
                      Group Photo

    2014 SPIT Meeting
    A meeting with our US collaborators was held in Ames, Iowa in December of 2014.
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    2013 IMPNIG
                      Group Photo

    2013 IMPNIG Meeting
    A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Ames, Iowa in May of 2013.
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    2012 SPIT
                      Group Photo

    2012 SPIT Meeting
    A meeting with our US collaborators was held in Columbia, Missouri in October of 2012.
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    2011 IMPNIG
                      Group Photo

    2011 IMPNIG Meeting
    A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Ithaca, New York in May of 2011.
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    IMPNIG2010
                      Group Photo

    2010 IMPNIG Meeting

    A meeting with our collaborators from the US and Europe was held in Athens, Georgia in May of 2010. 
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    2009 SPIT Meeting

    2009 SPIT Meeting Attendees
    The annual meeting with our collaborators was held in October 2009 in Ames. Researchers from Iowa State University, University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, University of Missouri, Cornell University and Washington State University were in attendance.

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    Former Personnel

    Postdoctoral Researchers:

    Dr. Tarek Hewezi, Post-doc/Associate Scientist,October 2005 – January 2013; molecular analyses of cyst nematode parasitism gene, role of miRNA in cyst nematode parasitism.

    Jiqing Peng, Post-doc, August 2009 - November 2011.

    Dr. Anoop Sindhu; Post-doc, September 2005 – June 2008; use of RNAi to target cyst nematodes.

    Dr. Martin Wubben; January 2005 – October 2005; genetic analyses of cyst nematode parasitism.

    Dr. Zhuping Yang; October 2004 – May 2005; in planta gene silencing to interfere with cyst nematode parasitism.

    Dr. Cathy Katsar; October 2003 – May 2004; in planta gene silencing to interfere with cyst nematode parasitism.

    Dr. Mitra Mazarei; December 1997 – December 2006; characterization of soybean and Arabidopsis genes involved in cyst nematode parasitism.

    Dr. Kristen Lennon; September 2000 – August 2002; histochemical analyses of cyst nematode-plant interactions.

    Dr. David Puthoff; September 2000 – August 2002; expression profile analyses of cyst nematode-plant interactions.

    Dr. Jan de Boer; September 1996 – August 2001; characterization of Heterodera glycines secretion genes.

    Dr. Axel Schwekendiek; January 1999 – December 1999; identification and characterization of cyst nematode secretions and their genes.

    Dr. Jennifer Hart; July 1998 - May 1999; characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana genes by in situ hybridization in cyst nematode-infected roots.

    Dr. Marina Byzova; October 1997 - April 1998; characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana genes involved in cyst nematode parasitism.

    Dr. Dennis Byrne; October 1996 - December 1998; identification of differentially regulated Heterodera glycines genes.

    Dr. Dieter Hermsmeier; September 1995 - November 1997; molecular analyses of the Glycine max-Heterodera glycines interaction.

    Graduate Students:

    Will Rutter, January 2009 - August 2013; Ph.D.-student, molecular analyses of root knot nematode parasitism genes

    Peter Howe, September 2006 –  April 2011; Ph.D.-student in the Genetics program; research program is the molecular characterization of cyst nematode parasitism genes.

    Jing Jin, April 2005 – May 2010; Ph.D.-student in the MCDB program; research program is the molecular characterization of host plant genes during cyst nematode parasitism.

    Axel Elling; August 2001 – August 2006; Ph.D.-student in the Interdepartmental Genetics program; research program was the molecular characterization of cyst nematode secretion genes and functional genomics of cyst nematode biology.  Currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University.

    Martin J. E. Wubben II;August 1998 – December 2004; Ph.D.-student in the Interdepartmental Genetics program; research project was the genetic analyses of the Arabidopsis – cyst nematode interaction.  Currently employed as a Research Molecular Geneticist, USDA/ARS, Crop Science Research Laboratory, Genetics and Precision Agriculture Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS.

    Hong Su;July 1996 – March 2000; M.S.-student in the Interdepartmental Genetics program; research project was screening of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants for altered susceptibility to Heterodera schachtii and characterization of the rhd1 mutant.  In March 2000, Hong Su left the Genetics program and completed an M.S. in the Statistics Department at Iowa State University.

    Keith A. Hardy;January 1996 - August 1998; M.S.-student in Plant Pathology; thesis title: ‘Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with altered susceptibility to Heterodera schachtii’.  Keith Hardy currently is employed with Novartis Seed Company.

    Staff:

    Jeff McDermott, former Research Associate, now a Researcher in Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri

    Natalie Walter, former Research Associate, attended Drake University to attain Masters of Public Administration in healthcare administration

     

     

     


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