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Plant Pathology’s du Toit named VP of Phytopathological Society

Posted by struscott | September 6, 2017
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Lindsey du Toit

Lindsey du Toit was named Vice President-elect of the American Phytopathological Society, during the organization’s annual meeting, held August 5-9 in San Antonio.

Prof. du Toit is director of the WSU Vegetable Seed Pathology Program, based at WSU Mount Vernon, and is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology.

Since 2014, she has served as councilor-at-large to the society, which is made up of nearly 5,000 plant pathologists in higher education, government, industry and private practice. The society advances high-quality, innovative plant pathology research and the sharing of scientific innovations worldwide.

As vice president, du Toit will work with the society’s council, boards, committees and staff to expand membership, promote diversity, encourage communication and awareness, set priorities, and guide growth.

“My role in APS will help bring a better national and international perspective to my program at WSU,” she said, “At the same time, my role at WSU, a land grant institution, will help keep my contributions to the society grounded in developing real solutions for plant disease management.”

Read more about the society here.