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Undergraduate students

Research opportunities are often available for as an undergraduate research assistant in gaining research experience in plant molecular disease diagnosis and molecular plant pathology. For more information about current opportunities, contact Emran Ali ( or Christy Foster (

Graduate students

Highly motivated and creative individuals are sought for Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology, especially in the plant molecular disease diagnosis, check the departmental requirements to apply for and gain acceptance to graduate school. For questions about departmental requirements, please contact the graduate coordinator  Dr. Shavannor Smith ( of plant pathology.

Postdocs/Research associate/ Disease diagnostician

Postdoc or other research positions in this lab should apply to advertised positions or contact Emran Ali via email, attaching a CV and a description of research experience/interests/goals. Postdoctoral training fellowships are also offered by the NSF, the USDA, and other funding agencies like “Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships” so contact me if you are interested in writing a proposal.