Mehdi Kabbage, assistant professor of plant pathology, has been selected to receive an Elton D. and Carrie R. Aberle Faculty Fellow Award.
Kabbage is a mycologist with an interest in plant-fungal interactions. His overall research goal is to generate a complete description of necrotrophic fungal pathogenesis that will lead to suitable control strategies.
The Aberle Faculty Fellow Award, established by former CALS dean Abe Aberle and his wife, is designed to recognize and reward promising young faculty within CALS, providing support and encouragement during the critical, pre-tenure period. The award provides a $10,000 one-time stipend to support the fellow’s research program.