Dr. Leonor F Leandro

People
Associate Professor
Photograph of Leanor Leandro

Research

My lab focuses on the biology and epidemiology of fungal diseases of soybean. Our primary research interests are on soilborne fungi in the genus Fusarium, particularly F. virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). We also conduct research on other Fusarium species causing soybean root rot.

Teaching

MICRO 456 - Principles of Mycology (every Fall). This is an introductory mycology course that covers the diversity of fungi and their roles in human lives and the environment.

GR ST 565 - Responsible Conduct in Research (every Spring). This course covers ethical and legal issues facing researchers in the sciences and engineering

Area of Expertise: 
Plant Pathology
Education: 
B.S., Agricultural Science, Technical University of Lisbon, 1996
M.S., Environmental Science, University of Nottingham, 1997
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, 2002
Contact
515-294-8855
325 Bessey
Ames
Iowa
50011-1020