Scot H. Hulbert
Scot H. Hulbert received his B.S. degree in horticulture from Washington State University, and his M.S. in vegetable crops and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California at Davis. He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in biological sciences at Purdue University before joining the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University, where he currently holds the rank of professor.
Early in his career, Dr. Hulbert postulated that the organization of genes on chromosomes of cereals is conserved through the divergence of plant species. This collinearity hypothesis is having tremendous impacts on our understanding of plant genomes as well as on plant breeding strategies. Dr. Hulbert is an authority on the structure and evolution of plant disease resistance genes. His research on the Rp1 gene family in maize has provided critical insights into the origins and evolution of gene families and clusters, demonstrating the occurrence and the genetic consequences of unequal crossover events at complex resistance loci resulting in the generation of new genes and novel phenotypes. Dr. Hulbert has authored a number of insightful reviews, including three in the Annual Reviews of Phytopathology, currently serves as a senior editor of Phytopathology, and has served as associate editor of Molecular Plant–Microbe Interactions. The APS Fellow Award recognizes his outstanding scientific achievements and his superb contributions to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of APS and our profession.