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Sebastian Albu
Graduate Student
E-mail: salbu@agcenter.lsu.edu

Major Professor: Dr. Raymond Schneider

Education:

  • 2013-present: PhD student, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
     

  • 2012: M.S. (Plant Health), Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Thesis: “A survey of ballistosporic basidiomycete phylloplane yeasts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the description of two yeasts in Ustilaginales.”

  • 2005: B.S. (Biology) Metropolitan State University of Denver –  Denver, CO
     

  • 2001: B.A. (Music), University of Pittsburgh –  Pittsburgh, PA

Work Experience:

  • 2010-Present: Graduate Assistant.  Louisiana State University.  Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.

  • 2006-2010: Research Assistant. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Denver, CO 80262. Professional Research Assistant, Pulmonary Division.  Department of Medicine.

  • 2001-2010: Composer, bandleader and music instructor.

Research:

“Systematics and population biology of Cercospora kikuchii, a pathogen of soybean”

Publications:

  • Ward, BM, Robertson, C, Schneider, R, Silva, E, Albu, S, 2013. Effects of minor elements on Cercospora leaf blight of soybean and production of cercosporin. MSA/APS Joint meeting, 2013.

  • Albu, S and Aime, MC, 2013 A survey of ballistosporic phylloplane yeasts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Abstr.) MSA/APS Joint meeting, 2013.

  • Albu, S, Rush, TA, Aime, MC, 2012. Description of two anamorphic yeasts in the Ustilaginales. (Abstr.) Inoculum 63(3):7.

  • Albu, S, Blackwell, M, Aime, MC, 2011. Gulf coast tarball-associated yeasts: understudied agents of microbial hydrocarbon degradation and potential human pathogens. (Abstr.) Inoculum 62(3):7.

  • Albu, S., Aime, M.C., 2011. Phenology of basidiomycete ballistosporic phylloplane yeasts from seven fern species growing in Baton Rouge, LA. (Abstr.) Inoculum 62(3):7.

  • West J, Harral J, Deng Y, Ickes B, Albu S, Stewart D, Fagan K, Mice expressing BMPR2R899X transgene in smooth muscle develop pulmonary vascular lesions. Am J Physiol: Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Nov; 295 (5): L744-55.

  • Hagen M, Harral J, Albu S, Paradis H, Gendron R, Stenmark K, and West J Endothelial BMPR2 dysfunction results in pulmonary perivascular inflammation and hypercoagulation (2007) Am J Physiol: Lung Cell Mol Physiol Jun: 292(6):L1473-9.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Mycological Society of America Travel Award for annual conference in Fairbanks, Alaska, 2011.

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Collegiate Honor Society, 2011

  • Outstanding Student of Biology. Metropolitan State College of Denver. School of Arts and Sciences, 2006.

Additional Information: Click for PDF version of CV

 


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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
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