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New journal tabs Noble Foundation scientist as first editor

Posted Apr. 14, 2016

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Foundation Associate Professor Carolyn Young, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Phytobiomes journal.

Phytobiomes is the society's new open access journal and will cover the many interrelated disciplines of research associated with the sustainable production of food, feed and fiber. Young was selected because of her active participation in the phytobiomes community, her high standing as a productive and widely recognized scientist, and her broad, interdisciplinary research interests.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we congratulate Carolyn on this prestigious selection," said Zengyu Wang, Ph.D., director of the Forage Improvement Division. "Carolyn continues to distinguish herself as one of the top researchers in her field."

Young's research focuses on interactions between beneficial, naturally occurring fungi and their cool-season grass hosts such as tall fescue, which is used as a forage grass. She also works with two plant diseases: an alfalfa root rot and pecan scab.

"I'm excited to be involved in a journal at this level and with the science behind phytobiomes," Young said. "This is a challenge I never envisioned I would have the opportunity to do. This journal will provide a flow of world-wide research-based information from multiple disciplines with the overarching goal of sustainable plant production."

The American Phytopathological Society is a nonprofit, scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant disease. To learn more and contribute to the Phytobiomes journal, please visit apsnet.org/phytobiomes. Submissions will be accepted in June.

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Carolyn Young, Ph.D.Noble Foundation Associate Professor Carolyn Young, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of the American Phytopathological Society Phytobiomes journal.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. (www.noble.org), headquartered in Ardmore, Okla., is a nonprofit organization conducting agricultural, forage improvement and plant biology research; assisting farmers and ranchers through educational and consultative agricultural programs; and providing grants to nonprofit charitable, educational and health organizations.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Foundation, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications
580-224-6209 | 580.224.6208 fax

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