CV

Education

The University of Wisconsin - Madison - Fall, 2014 to present

  • Plant Pathology PhD
  • PhD thesis: Characterizing the significance of Pratylenchus penetrans on soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.).

The Univestiy of Florida - Fall, 2012 to Spring, 2014

  • Nematology MS
  • MS thesis: Investigation of Belonolaimus longicaudatus infecting peanut in Florida.

Hosei University - Spring, 2008 to Spring, 2012

  • Plant Pathology BS

Publications

  • Saikai, K., Z. A. Handoo, and A. E. MacGuidwin. 2019. First report of the root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus fallax, on soybean in Wisconsin. Plant Disease (submitted).
  • Saikai, K., and A. E. MacGuidwin. 2019. First report of the root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus alleni, on soybean in Wisconsin. Plant Disease (submitted).
  • Saikai, K., and A. E. MacGuidwin. 2018. Modeling the damage function of Pratylenchus penetrans on soybean using a nested error component model. Journal of Nematology 50:654 (Abstr.).
  • Kutsuwa, K., and A. E. MacGuidwin. 2017. Gender difference in lesion formations by Pratylenchus penetrans. Journal of Nematology 49: 508-509 (Abstr.).
  • Kutsuwa, K., D. W. Dickson, J. A. Brito., A. Jeyaprakash, and A. Drew. 2014. Belonolaimus longicaudatus, an emerging pathogen of peanut in Florida. Journal of Nematology 47:87-96.
  • Kutsuwa, K., D. W. Dickson, J. A. Brito., A. Jeyaprakash, and A. Drew. 2014. Investigation of an emerging pathogen, Belonolaimus sp., infecting peanut in Florida. Journal of nematology 46:191(Abstr.).
  • Takeuchi, J., T. Ono., K. Kutsuwa., K. Morita., M. Sano., S. Kagiwada., K. Yazawa., K. Nishio., and H. Horie. 2012. First report of anthracnose of arthraxon hipidus by Collototichum destructivum and lychee by C. gloeosporioides found in Japan. Annual report of the kanto-tosan plant protection society 59:59-62.

(Some of the publications are under my maiden name, Kutsuwa.)

Skills

  • Nematode disease diagnostics
  • Fungal disease diagnostics
  • SAS and R programming languages
  • PCR/ Cloning/ Sequence analysis
  • Trained for Scanning Electron Microscopes

Awards

  • Scholarship award from Japan Student Services Organization 2015-2018
  • Scholarship award from Japan Student Services Organization 2012-2014
  • Bayer Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the annual meeting of Society of Nematologists in 2018.
  • The Dow AgroSciences Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the annual meeting of Society of Nematologists in 2017.
  • The ONTA Foundation Travel Award to attend the 6th International Congress of Nematology-2014

Teaching

  • T.A. for PL Path/ Botany 123 Plants, Parasites, and People - Fall 2016 (TA evaluation)

Committee

  • Extension committee of Society of Nematologists – 2018-2019
  • Student committee of Society of Nematologists – 2018-2019

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