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Jessica Rupp, Assistant Professor - Ph.D. from Kansas State, 2015

 

Office: 205 Plant BioScience Building
Lab: 130 Plant BioScience Building

Office Phone: 406-994-5572
Fax: 406-994-7600

Email Dr. Rupp
msuextension.org/pspp

 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

 My applied research program is focused on plant disease problems facing Montana seed potato and sugarbeet growers.  The main areas of focus are: field research, storage research and genetics.  Other projects include precision genome editing and RNAi silencing strategies to induce resistance to important plant pathogens.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

My primary responsibility is to serve as a state Extension specialist.  I educate growers, county extension agents, crop advisors, industry personnel and any other interested parties about plant disease management in potato and sugarbeet.  I also assist in the area of pulse pathology.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

  • B.S., Biology (emphasis: Cellular and Molecular Biology) Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, 2009
  • B.S., Chemistry (emphasis: Biochemistry), Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, 2009
  • G.C., Applied Statistics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2014
  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology (emphasis: Plant Transformation and Molecular Biology), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2015

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society of In Vitro Biology
  • American Phytopathological Society
  • American Phytopathological Society Pacific Division

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed

Rupp, J.L.S., L. Cruz, H.N. Trick, and J.P. Fellers. (2015) RNAi mediated, stable resistance to Triticum mosaic virus in wheat, Submitted.

Segovia, V., M. Bruce, J.L.S.Rupp, L. Huang, G. Bakkeren, H.N. Trick, and J.P. Fellers. (2014) Two small secreted proteins from Puccinia triticina are candidate avirulence effectors in wheat, Submitted.

Rupp, J.L.S., Z. G. Simon, B. Gillett-Walker and J.P. Fellers. (2014) Resistance to Wheat streak mosaic virus identified in synthetic wheat lines, Euphytica, 198(2), 223-229.

Cruz, L*., J.L.S. Rupp*, H.N. Trick, and J.P. Fellers. (2014) Stable resistance to Wheat streak mosaic virus in wheat mediated by RNAi, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant, Vol. 50, Issue 6, pg. 665-672.

Grabow, B., D. Cruz, L. Cruz, I. Fuentes-Bueno, L. Gomez-Montano, M. Montero Astua, K. Neugebauer, A. Reyes Gaige, N. Rezac Harrison, J.L.S. Rupp, C. Schaffert, D. Schneweis, R. Willis, and K.A. Garrett. (2014) Ecology and epidemiology in R: Introduction to the design and analysis of experiments. Plant Health Instructor.  In preparation.

ABSTRACTS

 J.L. Rupp, RNAi Mediated Silencing of Endogenous Wheat Genes eIF(iso)4E-2 and eIF4G Induces Resistance to Potyviruses Wheat streak mosaic virus and Triticum mosaic virus, Student Oral Competition, North Central APS, June 11, 2015, East Lansing, MI, Second place.

J.L. Rupp, RNAi Mediated Silencing of Endogenous Wheat Genes eIF(iso)4E-2 and eIF4G Induces Resistance to Potyviruses Wheat streak mosaic virus and Triticum mosaic virus, Applications of Biotechnology in Crop Improvement, Society of In Vitro Biology, June 2, 2015 Tucson, AZ.

J.L. Rupp, Applications of Biotechnology in Crop Improvement, convener, June 2, 2015, Society of In Vitro Biology, Tucson, AZ.

J.L. Rupp, RNAi Mediated Triticum mosaic virus resistance in transgenic wheat, Interactive Poster Presentation, June 2, 2015, Society of In Vitro Biology, Tucson, AZ.

J.L. Rupp, Engineered Stress Resistance, Interactive Poster Session Moderator, June 2, 2015, Society of In Vitro Biology, Tucson, AZ.

J.L. Rupp, Two Approaches for virus resistance in wheat, April 23, 2015, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

PATENTS

 Fellers, J.P., H.N. Trick, L. Cruz, and J. L. S. Rupp. Plant germplasm resistant to RNA viruses, U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/494,661, Filed September 24, 2014, Docket No. 146.12.