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Leonor F Leandro

Leonor F Leandro

  • Associate Professor
My lab focuses on the biology and epidemiology of fungal diseases of soybean. Our primary research interests are on soilborne fungi in the genus Fusarium, particularly F. virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). We also conduct research on other Fusarium species causing soybean root rot.

MICRO 456 - Principles of Mycology (every Fall). This is an introductory mycology course that covers the diversity of fungi and their roles in human lives and the environment.

GR ST 565 - Responsible Conduct in Research (every Spring). This course covers ethical and legal issues facing researchers in the sciences and engineering

Area of Expertise: Field Crops, Mycology, Disease Management

Contact Info

325 Bessey Hall
2200 Osborn Dr.
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  • 1996 - BS in Agricultural Science: Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1997 - MS in Environmental Science: University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2002 - PhD in Plant Pathology: Iowa State University, USA