NDSU wheat researcher fights rust disease
"I like the idea of working with a purpose, to make a difference in people's lives," Acevedo says. "I want to apply the research in the field and facilitate getting it to market as prudently as possible. I'd like to provide better information and more understanding of how rust pathogens interact with the plant, so researchers can develop better ways to manage the disease, like new technologies and new chemicals."
Another aspect of her work is serving as a mentor and role model for students.
She works in a field where the majority of researchers historically have been men, but that is starting to shift. Half of the graduate six students she works with are women from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Acevedo received a 2013 Leap Research Award from NDSU's FORWARD program, which works for the advancement of women.
"I think I bring to the table other points of view and push research boundaries," Acevedo says. "My lab provides evidence how diversity can provide changes in how we approach science. We try to keep an open mind and a 'think- outside-of-the-box' approach on research."
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