Xiaowei (Natalie) Pan
Adviser: X. Xiong
What are your future career plans?
I want to be a research scientist working in a big company to make environmental friendly fungicide to control turf diseases.
Many of us take for granted the fact that we have a safe, abundant food supply. In many parts of the world, however, plant stresses, both biotic and abiotic, can be devastating not only to plants themselves, but to the humans who rely on them. Through the study of plant responses to the environment, to plant pathogens, and plant pests, we help find solutions to these important problems. We also recognize that plant-associated microbes can be beneficial effects, and may even be essential to maintenance of plant health. We seek to educate graduate students for careers in molecular plant stress interactions, plant pathology and related areas.