Bezbaruah and Brueggeman awarded NSF grant

Dr. Bezbaruah (PI) will collaborate with Dr. Robert Brueggeman (Co-PI) from NDSU Plant Pathology Department on a project to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying engineered nanomaterial induced physiological reprogramming of plant innate immunity that results in both enhanced and compromised resistance to microbial pathogens. The team will use this knowledge to engineer nanomaterial that retain beneficial attributes (i.e., fertilizer and fungicide delivery) while mitigating negative impacts.