Ferdous-E-Elahi Jabin, a visiting scientist from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, will work in professor Rob Wick’s laboratory this summer under the auspices of a Norman Borlaug Fellowship.
Jabin is a plant pathologist and is seeking training in nematology through the Wick lab. She will receive a short-course in nematology that will include identification of nematodes using morphological as well as molecular techniques. She will learn various methods of extracting nematodes from plants and soil, and will identify bacteria and fungi that may have potential as biological control agents of nematodes.
The Borlaug Fellowship program also includes entrepreneurial training that she will receive from Jim Theroux of the Isenberg School of Management, as well as leadership training directed by Linda Marchesani from Workplace Learning and Development.