Marian University professor to present research at the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Summer Meeting

FOND DU LAC, Wis.- Dr. Susan Bornstein-Forst, professor of Biology, will present her research findings on "Increased infectivity in Steinernema websteri IJ after development in desiccation-stressed hosts" at the annual meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, taking place in Pittsburgh in August.

Dr. Bornstein-Forst's research presentation will present is part of her studies on insect-killing roundworms used to control agricultural insect pests. The research was performed in collaboration with two Marian students, Andrea Binnebose and David Easterholf, Ph.D. Binnebose is a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University and Dr. Easterhoff is a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University.

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Although founded as a women’s college, Hal F. Hornby, superintendent of Fond du Lac rural schools, was the first male student to attend classes in 1940. He attended art and music classes with his wife (Source: Marian University Archives).

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