Thomas J. Baum
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State
PhD in Plant Pathology, Clemson University, 1993
M.S. in Agricultural
Sciences, Technical University of Munich, 1989
Awards, Honors, and
- Ruth Allen Award of the
American Phytopathological Society
- 2004 Magna Mater top
award at the 21st International Film Festival AGROFILM as the best and most
valuable work for the movie "The Beet Cyst Nematode Heterodera schachtii".
- 2003 Iowa State University
Bailey Research Career Award to foster innovative research with practical
- 2003 Syngenta Crop Protection
Award of the Society of Nematologists (SON) in recognition for excellence in
research in the field of Nematology.
- 2002 Julius- Kühn-Award of the
German Phytopathological Society (DPG) for outstanding contributions to the
field of Phytopathology.
interactions between cyst nematodes and their hosts with
particular emphasis on the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines)
and the sugar beet cyst nematode (H. schachtii).
root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp; characterizing
the signal transduction events leading to successful nematode establishment and