About Me

Laszlo Kovacs, professor in the Department of Biology, revised BIO 235 Genetics in the past year and has also developed a new course called Genome Biology. He also wrote the laboratory manual for genetics. Laszlo is currently working with two graduate and four undergraduate students in his research lab. Laszlo serves as advisor for 34 biology students.

About Me

Laszlo Kovacs, professor in the Department of Biology, revised BIO 235 Genetics in the past year and has also developed a new course called Genome Biology. He also wrote the laboratory manual for genetics. Laszlo is currently working with two graduate and four undergraduate students in his research lab. Laszlo serves as advisor for 34 biology students.

Education

BS, Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Hungary PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Missouri

Research

Resistance to the powdery mildew pathogen in Vitis vinifera. Compatible interaction between grapevine and powdery mildew. The biosynthesis of polyphenolic compounds in grape berries. Diseases of grapevines. Nano particle effects on organisms.

Professional experience

Center for Grapevine Biotechnology Interdisciplinary Plant Group American Society of Plant Biologists

Research Team

Research team changes every so often. Our current team consists of these members. 

Hunter Bartelt

Graduate student + Teaching assistant

B.S. in Agriculture, Missouri State University. Projects:  Grapeleaf morphometrics, QTL mapping of leaf shape features, ionomics and all things coding. 

Laszlo Kovacs

Research Professor

Projects: Analysis of root system architecture, QTL mapping of carbaryl sensitivity in grapevine, Grapeleaf morphometrics, and  ionomics

Jesse Krokower

Graduate student + Teaching Assistant

B.S in Biology Missouri Science and technology Projects:  Ionomics, phenotyping and QTL mapping of elemental composition of grapevine. 

Courtney Duncan

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

B.S. in Biology at Missouri State University. Projects: Phenotyping and QTL mapping of elemental composition of grapevine.

Eli Ascencio

Undergraduate Research Assistant

B.S in Biology at Missouri State University. Projects: Analysis of root system architecture and QTL mapping of carbaryl sensitivity in grapevine.

Ian Tucker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

B.S in Biology at Missouri State University. Projects: QTL mapping of carbaryl sensitivity in grapevine.