Jordan Brungardt - Postdoctoral Associates

 

Jordan Brungardt

Room 201

MU Bond Life Sciences Center
1201 Rollins Street
Columbia, Missouri 65211-7310

Phone: (316) 806-4631

 

Education

PhD candidate, Plant Pathology; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS May 2020

M.S., Biology; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS December 2014

B.S., Biology; Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS December 2009

 

Publications

Jordan Brungardt, Revathi Gonvind, and Harold N. Trick. (2019). A Simplified Method for Producing Laboratory Grade Recombinant TEV Protease from E. coli.

Jordan Brungardt, Timothy C. Todd, Thomas R. Oakley, and Harold N. Trick. 2019. Assessment of Soybean Cyst Nematode Bioassay Interference by Various Insecticides/miticides under Greenhouse Conditions. Plant Health Progress.

Bin Tian, Mónica Navia-Urrutia, Yueying Chen, Jordan Brungardt, and Harold N. Trick (2018) “Biolistic Transformation of Wheat” in Transgenic Plants: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Kumar et al. (ed.) Springer.

 

Research experience/employment

2014 – Present Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas State University

Mentor: Dr. Harold Trick

Introduction of a synthetic pathway in soybean for production of the SCN pheromone vanillic acid for increased SCN resistance

Production of recombinant antifungal peptides in soybean and wheat for increased pathogenic fungi resistance

2012 – 2014      Graduate Research Assistant, Wichita State University

Mentor: Dr. Bin Shuai

Thesis: Effects of mutations in GH3 genes on the interaction between the necrotrophic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina and its plant host Arabidopsis thaliana

The use of pasteurized microsclerotia of Macrophomina phaseolina as a source for priming systemic acquired resistance in Medicago truncatula.

2010 – 2012          Bio-Next, Wichita, Kansas

Position: Microbiologist, Quality control, Production assistant

2007 – 2010          Undergraduate Research Assistant, Fort Hays State University

Mentor: Dr. Brian Maricle

Effects of Ethylene on Root Tissue of Spartina anglica

Effects of Oil Well Brine on Plant Communities

 

Officer Positions

2016   President; KSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club

2016   Student Program Co-Chair; Society for In Vitro Biology

2015   Vice President; KSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club

 

Professional Presentations

2019   Biotech approaches for improved disease resistance in soybean and wheat; Stony Brook University, NY.  Biochemistry, Vitaly Citovsky lab

2017   Introduction of novel anti-fungal peptides into plants Presentation; K-State Entomology-Plant Pathology 3-Minute Thesis Competition

2016   Effects of transgenically expressed antimicrobial peptides in wheat on pathogenic fungi and bacteria Poster; Society for In Vitro Biology annual meeting

2016   Introduction of novel anti-fungal peptides into plants Presentation; K-State Entomology-Plant Pathology 3-Minute Thesis Competition

2015   Improved disease resistance in transgenic wheat using antimicrobial peptide genes

Poster, Society for In Vitro Biology annual meeting; K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum

2014   Effects of mutations in GH3 genes on the interaction between the necrotrophic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina and its plant host Arabidopsis thaliana   Poster; Kansas Soybean Expo

2013   Interactions between the necrotrophic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina and Arabidopsis thaliana GH3 mutants (Presentation); Graduate Student Seminar Presentation; Department Seminar Wichita State University, Fall 2013

 

Professional Organizations

2013-Present   American Phytopathological Society

2015-Present   Society for In Vitro Biology

2015-Present   Golden Key International Honour Society

2007-2010        Botanical Society of America

 

Awards Received

2018   Christine Lee Shepard Memorial Fellowship

2017   Christine Lee Shepard Memorial Fellowship

2017   Richard Elmore Brown Graduate Student Teaching Award

2016   K-State SGA Student Club Travel Award

2015   Don C. Warren Genetic Fellowship

 

Certificates

2018   Plant Biosecurity in Theory and Practice, Kansas State University

 

Mentoring Activities

2016   Kendell Lolley, Kansas State University – Molecular techniques

2014   Tessa Schmidt, Wichita State University – Molecular techniques

2014   Katie Williams, Maize South High School – Molecular techniques

2013   Khai Huynh, Wichita State University – Molecular techniques

 

Courses taught

2015 – 2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biotechnology; Kansas State University (2 semesters, 1 section per semester, 15-27 students per section)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Plant Pathology lab; Kansas State University (2 semesters, 1 section per semester, ~31 students per section)

2012 – 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Genetics lab; Wichita State University (2 semesters; 5 sections total, ~25 students per section)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Microbiology lab; Wichita State University (1 semester, 2 sections, 22 students total)

2009               Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Botany lab; Fort Hays State University (2 lab sessions, 15 students)