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Zachary Noel

Assistant Professor (Mycology and Beneficial Plant Microbes)

Entomology & Plant Pathology

(334) 844-1956 

  zan0002@auburn.edu 

  

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Address:
209 Life Science Building
Auburn Univ. Al 36849

Biography

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology & Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior, Michigan State University
  • B.S. Ecological Agriculture, University of Vermont. Distinct Undergraduate Research award recipient

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • October 2020-Present: Assistant Professor Auburn University
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate Michigan State University. Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences/Plant Biology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Phytopathological Society (APS)
  • Mycological Society of America (MSA)

Research

Plant health issues growers face within agricultural ecosystems are complex and dynamic. The goal of my research program is to study how agricultural management influence fungal, oomycete, and bacterial diversity and interactions to develop new strategies to promote plant growth and prevent plant diseases. I am particularly interested in studying fungal and oomycete interactions with bacteria at the seed and seedling stage of plant development. I am also interested in understanding how agricultural management systems and inputs alter the complexity and resiliency within microbial communities.

Courses

  • Mycology
  • General Plant Pathology
  • “Omics”