Please mark your calendar for CEPCEB’s annual celebration of science.

18th Annual Noel T. Keen Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Friday, December 11th

Noon – 1:30PM

Location: Zoom

Meeting ID: 929 1247 4758

Passcode: 644865


Professor Jan E. Leach

Colorado State University

University Distinguished Professor

Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences

President, International Society for Plant Pathology

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Jan Leach is a rice geneticist, plant pathologist, and microbiologist who has made important contributions to the field of plant pathology and plant-microbiome interactions. She was a personal friend of Noel Keen and the mentor of individuals in our community. Jan is known for pioneering the use of the rice Xanthamonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) as a model for understanding infectious diseases in plants. She is currently a Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Agriculture at Colorado State University.

This event will include the annual presentations of these awards:

Neil Campbell Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Research

CEPCEB Graduate Award for Outstanding Research

CEPCEB Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Research

Previous Awardees