Plant Pathology Department


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Published in Annual Review of Phytopathology 42 (2004), pp. 1–12. Used by permission. doi: 10.1146/annurev.phyto.42.040803.140358 Copyright © 2004 by Annual Reviews. The Annual Review of Phytopathology is online at Published online March 5, 2004.


This article presents the experiences of a woman in academic plant pathology from the 1950s to today. Topics include the social climate for women in science, personal and professional developments and research discoveries, public policy issues in agriculture and biotechnology affecting plant pathology, and projections for the future of plant pathology.