Dr. Jennifer M. Niem is our curator for fungi. She completed her PhD from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2020 and her MS program in Plant Pathology from the Washington State University in 2011. Dr. Niem took her BS in Agriculture, major in Plant Pathology at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños. 

She is trained in the extraction and purification of aflatoxin in cereal crops and has attended a special research course on postharvest diseases sponsored by the Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Institute for Technology and Storage of Agricultural Products, ARO, Volcani Center in Israel .

Jenn is a member of the following organizations: Philippine Phytopathological Society, Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Mycological Society of the Philippines, and American Phytopathological Society.

Selected Publications

Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Niem, J., and Morse, J. 2013. Field Flooding for Controlling Soilborne Potato Pathogens in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension. EM056E. Published online on Oct 2013 at http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/EM056E/EM056E.pdf

Niem, J., Gundersen, B., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. Effects of Soil Flooding on the Survival of Two Potato Pathogens, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Verticillium dahliae. American Journal of Potato Research. 90 (6): 578-590.

Niem, J., I. Miyara, Y. Ettedgui, M. Reuveni, M. Flaishman, and D. Prusky. 2007. Core rot Development in Red Delicious Apples Is Affected by Susceptibility of the Seed Locule to Alternaria alternata Colonization. Phytopathology 97 (11): 1415-1421.