Dr. Safni arrived in the cold of winter (December 1, 2015) and helped us build a functioning bacteriology laboratory at Penn State. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in the Bull Penn for six months. During this short stay, she classified strains causing disease on chard and beet and developed primers which appear to be specific for detection and quantification of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata. Some of her work will be presented at the 2016 APS meeting by a co-author. Dr. Safni returns to her home institution in Indonesia with new skills and dedicated Cool-Laborators. We look forward to a long collaboration.
Dr. Irda Safni heads home to Indonesia