Ethan Triplett, a PSS doctoral candidate studying Plant Physiology, was selected as a 2021 Fellow in the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellows Program.
The competitive international fellowship is designed to provide professional guidance that focuses on the development of a well-rounded skillset and interdisciplinary mindset for upcoming food and agriculture scientists. FFAR Fellows will have the opportunity to establish relationships between industry, government, and NGO peers through the three-year program of mentorship, training, and professional development.
Triplett has an interest in systems-based, integrated solutions to complex agricultural issues, and he hopes that the fellowship will help enable him to pursue research that spans public/private boundaries.
Triplett's FFAR Fellowship is sponsored by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, where the research of Dr. Todd Mockler and Dr. Andrea Eveland ties into his work on identifying the mechanisms of resistance responsible for inducing tolerance, antixenosis, and antibiosis in sorghum to sugarcane aphids.